CSS word-spacing Property


Specify that the space between words in <p> elements should be 30 pixels:

p {
    word-spacing: 30px;

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Definition and Usage

The word-spacing property increases or decreases the white space between words.

Note: Negative values are allowed.

Default value: normal
Inherited: yes
Animatable: yes. Read about animatable Try it
Version: CSS1
JavaScript syntax: object.style.wordSpacing="20px" Try it

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.

word-spacing 1.0 6.0 1.0 1.0 3.5 

CSS Syntax

word-spacing: normal|length|initial|inherit;

Property Values

Value Description Play it
normal Defines normal space between words . This is default Play it »
length Defines an extra space between words in px, pt, cm, em, etc. Negative values are allowed  Play it »
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial Play it »
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit

Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Text

HTML DOM reference: wordSpacing property




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