# How to add bullets to description lists?

I would like to add a bullet in front of every \item[], i.e.

Hello,
\begin{description}
\item[bla] blubb
\end{description}


becomes

Hello,
bla blubb

I quickly found how to remove them from itemize statements, but not the inverse. So, I would like to know how to prepend every description's item label with something.

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It would probably be better if you create your own list type using enumitem's \newlist feature.

If you don't want to do so, here's a hack, but it is somehow maintainable: Use the enumitem package and do the following:

\begin{description}[font=$\bullet$\scshape\bfseries]


\begin{document}
\thispagestyle{empty}
\begin{description}
\item [myDescriptionLabel] myItem
\end{description}
\end{document}

\begin{itemize}
\item ferrari
\item pagani
\end{itemize}

• Welcome to TeX.SX! I guess the assumption in the other answers (and also in the question) was that the bullet would appear in addition to an otherwise highlighted label for the item. – moewe Nov 28 '18 at 8:27
• .... Downvote without explanation is a bit harsh, though ... – moewe Nov 28 '18 at 8:27