The pause-before property defines a pause observed before speaking the element's content.

  • Initial valueDepends on user agent
  • Applies toAll elements
  • InheritedNo
  • MediaAural
  • Computed valueTime
  • AnimatableNo
  • CSS VersionCSS2, CSS3
  • JavaScript
Formal syntax: <time> | none | x-weak | weak | medium | strong | x-strong

pause-before: 25ms;
pause-before: [value];
  • <time>Expresses the pause in absolute time units (seconds and milliseconds, e.g. "+3s", "250ms"). Only non-negative values are allowed.
  • noneEquivalent to 0ms (no prosodic break is produced by the speech processor).
  • x-weakExpresses the pause by the strength of the prosodic break in speech output. The exact time is implementation-dependent. The values indicate monotonically non-decreasing (conceptually increasing) break strength between elements.
  • weakAs above
  • mediumAs above
  • strongAs above
  • x-strongAs above
  • inherit
.class {
   pause-before: 25ms;

Last updated on 23rd March 2014 By Rene Spronk

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