CSS overflow-wrap Property

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.example1 {
  overflow-wrap: normal;

.example2 {
  overflow-wrap: break-word;

.example3 {
  overflow-wrap: anywhere;

This div contains a very long word: thisisaveryveryveryveryveryverylongword. The long word will break and wrap to the next line.


The overflow-wrap property applies to inline elements, setting whether the browser should insert line breaks within an otherwise unbreakable string to prevent text from overflowing its line box.

Note: In contrast to word-break, overflow-wrap will only create a break if an entire word cannot be placed on its own line without overflowing.

Default value:normal
JavaScript syntax:

Standard Syntax

overflow-wrap: normal|anywhere|break-word|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
normal This is default value. Specifies that the long words will not break, even if they overflow the container.
anywhere Specifies that the long words will break if they overflow the container.
break-word Specifies that the long words will break if they overflow the container.
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 {
  overflow-wrap: normal;
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