CSS hyphens Property

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.example1 {
  hyphens: none;

.example2 {
  hyphens: manual;

.example3 {
  hyphens: auto;

A very­veryvery long word.


The hyphens property specifies how words should be hyphenated when text wraps across multiple lines.

It can prevent hyphenation entirely, hyphenate at manually-specified points within the text, or let the browser automatically insert hyphens where appropriate.

Default value:manual
JavaScript syntax:

Standard Syntax

hyphens: none|manual|auto|initial|inherit|revert|revert-layer|unset;

Browser Support

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


Property Values

The following table describes the values of this property.

Value Description
none Specifies the words are not hyphenated.
manual This is default value. Specifies the words are only hyphenated at ‐ or ­.
auto Specifies the words are hyphenated where the algorithm is deciding.
initial Sets this property to its default value.
inherit If specified, the associated element takes the computed value of its parent element animation-delay property.
revert Reverts the cascaded value of the property from its current value to the value the property
revert-layer Rollback styles to the ones specified in previous cascade layers.
unset Resets a property to its inherited value if the property naturally inherits from its parent, and to its initial value if not.

Default CSS Property Values

selectors {
  hyphens: manual;
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