CSS pause

The CSS pause property is a shorthand property for adding a prosodic boundary (a pause) in speech media.

The pause property is shorthand for the pause-after and pause-before properties. These properties allow you to define a pause before and after a given element when working with speech media.

The pause property accepts two values. The first value provided is for pause-before and the second is for pause-after. If only one value is provide it applies to both properties.


Possible Values

This value provides the value for pause-before.
This value provides the value for pause-after.

In addition, all CSS properties also accept the following CSS-wide keyword values as the sole component of their property value:

Represents the value specified as the property's initial value.
Represents the computed value of the property on the element's parent.
This value acts as either inherit or initial, depending on whether the property is inherited or not. In other words, it sets all properties to their parent value if they are inheritable or to their initial value if not inheritable.

General Information

Initial Value
Depends on the value of the individual properties (i.e. pause-after and pause-before). Their initial value is none.
Applies To
All elements.

Example Code

Official Specifications