Style textDecoration Property

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Set the text decoration for a <p> element:

document.getElementById("myP").style.textDecoration="underline overline";

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Definition and Usage

The textDecoration property sets or returns one ore more decorations for a text.

Tip: To specify more than one decoration type for an element, specify a space separated list of decoration types.

Browser Support

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The textDecoration property is supported in all major browsers.


Return the textDecoration property:

Set the textDecoration property:"none|underline|overline|line-through|blink|initial|inherit"

Property Values

Value Description
none Defines a normal text. This is default
underline Defines a line under the text
overline Defines a line over the text
line-through Defines a line through the text
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit

Technical Details

Default Value: none
Return Value: A String, representing the decoration added to the text
CSS Version CSS1

More Examples


Return the text decoration of a <p> element:


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Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Text

CSS reference: text-decoration property

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