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text-decoration-line

The text-decoration-line CSS property sets the kind of decoration that is used on text in an element, such as an underline or overline.

When setting multiple line-decoration properties at once, it may be more convenient to use the text-decoration shorthand property instead.

Syntax

/* Single keyword */
text-decoration-line: none;
text-decoration-line: underline;
text-decoration-line: overline;
text-decoration-line: line-through;
text-decoration-line: blink;

/* Multiple keywords */
text-decoration-line: underline overline;               /* Two decoration lines */
text-decoration-line: overline underline line-through;  /* Multiple decoration lines */

/* Global values */
text-decoration-line: inherit;
text-decoration-line: initial;
text-decoration-line: unset;

The text-decoration-line property is specified as none, or one or more space-separated values from the list below.

Values

none
Produces no text decoration.
underline
Each line of text has a decorative line beneath it.
overline
Each line of text has a decorative line above it.
line-through
Each line of text has a decorative line going through its middle.
blink
The text blinks (alternates between visible and invisible). Conforming user agents may simply not blink the text. This value is deprecated in favor of CSS animations.

Formal definition

Initial value none
Applies to all elements. It also applies to ::first-letter and ::first-line.
Inherited no
Computed value as specified
Animation type discrete

Formal syntax

none | [ underline || overline || line-through || blink ] | spelling-error | grammar-error

Examples

Basic example

<p class="wavy">Here's some text with wavy red underline!</p>
<p class="both">This text has lines both above and below it.</p>
.wavy { 
  text-decoration-line: underline;
  text-decoration-style: wavy;
  text-decoration-color: red;
}

.both {
  text-decoration-line: underline overline;
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Text Decoration Module Level 3
The definition of 'text-decoration-line' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition. The text-decoration property is now a shorthand to define multiple related properties.

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
text-decoration-line 57 79 36
36
6 — 39
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -moz-
No 44 12.1
12.1
8
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
blink 57
57
The blink value does not have any effect.
79
79
The blink value does not have any effect.
26
26
The blink value does not have any effect.
No 44 8
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
text-decoration-line 57 57 36
36
6 — 39
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -moz-
43 12.2
12.2
8
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
7.0
blink 57
57
The blink value does not have any effect.
57
57
The blink value does not have any effect.
26
26
The blink value does not have any effect.
43 8 7.0
7.0
The blink value does not have any effect.

See also

  • When setting multiple line-decoration properties at once, it may be more convenient to use the text-decoration shorthand property instead.

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