CSS pause-before Property

Description

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

The pause-before property has been deprecated or is no longer in any CSS working groups.

Initial value
Depends on user agent
Applies to
All elements
Inherited
No
Media
Aural
Computed value
Time
Animatable
No
CSS Version
CSS2, CSS3
JavaScript syntax
object.style.pauseBefore

Syntax

pause-before: <time> | none | x-weak | weak | medium | strong | x-strong

Values

  • <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

Example

.class {
   pause-before: 25ms;
}

Browser Support

Desktop
Explorer Edge Chrome Firefox Opera Safari
??????
Tablets / Mobile
Android Chrome Firefox Opera Safari Samsung
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