CSS - pause-before


The pause-before property defines the duration of a silent pause to be inserted before the content of an element.

Possible Values:

  • time: Any time value (e.g., 300ms); the pause will be the length of time specified..
  • percentage: The length of the pause is dictated by the value of speech-rate. Thus, pause-before: 50% would yield 250ms if the speech rate is two words per second (120 words per minute), and 500ms if it's one word per second (60 words per minute).

DOM Syntax:


Applies to:

All the HTML elements


Here is the example:

<style tyle="text/css">
h2, h3, h4 {pause-before: 200%;}
ol li {pause-before: 1s;}

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