CSS overflow Property

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.example1 {
  overflow: scroll;

.example2 {
  overflow: hidden;

.example3 {
  overflow: auto;

.example4 {
  overflow: clip;

.example5 {
  overflow: visible;

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The overflow property determines an element’s behavior when its content doesn’t fit into the space defined by the element’s other properties.

Default value:visible
JavaScript syntax:

Standard Syntax

overflow: visible|hidden|clip|scroll|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
visible This is default value. The overflow is not clipped. It renders outside the element's box.
hidden The overflow is clipped, and the rest of the content will be invisible.
clip The overflow is clipped, and the rest of the content will be invisible.
scroll The overflow is clipped, but a scroll-bar is added to see the rest of the content.
auto A scroll-bar should be added to see the rest of the content.
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: visible;
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