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The CSSAnimation interface of the Web Animations API represents an Animation object.

EventTarget Animation CSSAnimation

Instance properties

This interface inherits properties from its parent, Animation.

CSSAnimation.animationName Read only

Returns the animation name as a string.

Instance methods

This interface inherits methods from its parent, Animation.


Inspecting the returned CSSAnimation

The animation in the following example is defined in CSS with the name slide-in. Calling Element.getAnimations() returns an array of all Animation objects. In our case this returns a CSSAnimation object, representing the animation created in CSS.

.animate {
  animation: slide-in 0.7s both;

@keyframes slide-in {
  0% {
    transform: translateY(-1000px);
  100% {
    transform: translateY(0);
let animations = document.querySelector(".animate").getAnimations();


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