CSS text-decoration-line Property

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.example1 {
  text-decoration-line: overline;

.example2 {
  text-decoration-line: underline;

.example3 {
  text-decoration-line: line-through;

.example4 {
  text-decoration-line: underline overline;

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The text-decoration-line property sets the kind of decoration that is used on text in an element, such as an underline or overline.

When setting multiple line-decoration properties at once, it may be more convenient to use the text-decoration shorthand property instead.

Default value:none
JavaScript syntax:

Standard Syntax

text-decoration-line: none|underline|overline|line-through|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 This is default value. Specifies no line for the text-decoration.
underline Specifies that a line will be displayed under the text.
overline Specifies that a line will be displayed over the text.
line-through Specifies that a line will be displayed through the text.
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 {
  text-decoration-line: none;
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