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CSS text-decoration Property

The text-decoration property specifies the decoration added to text, such as underline, overline, etc.

The text-decoration property is a shorthand that sets the following properties in a single declaration:

CSS Demo: text-decoration

text-decoration: line-through;
text-decoration: underline dotted;
text-decoration: underline solid red;
text-decoration: blue wavy underline;
text-decoration: underline overline #4caf50;
Change my text-decoration

Technical Details

Default value
as each of the properties of the shorthand:
  • text-decoration-color: currentcolor
  • text-decoration-style: solid
  • text-decoration-line: none (required)
Applies to all elements
Inherited no
Computed value as specified
Animatable no See animatable properties.
Version CSS1
JavaScript syntax object.style.textDecoration = "underline red" Demo


CSS Syntax:

text-decoration: text-decoration-line text-decoration-color text-decoration-style|initial|inherit;

Examples

The following example shows how to use text-decoration property:

Run code

Browser compatibility

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the text-decoration property:

Property
text-decoration 1 1 3.5 1 3

Property Values

The following table describes the values of text-decoration property:

Value Description
text-decoration-line Sets the type of decoration used, such as underline or line-through
text-decoration-color Sets the color of the decoration
text-decoration-style Sets the style of the line used for the decoration, such as solid, wavy, or dashed
initial Sets this property to its default value
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element

See also

CSS Text tutorial

CSS text-decoration-color property

CSS text-decoration-line property

CSS text-decoration-style property