CSS word-break Property

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.example1 {
  word-break: break-all;

.example2 {
  word-break: keep-all;

.example3 {
  word-break: break-word;

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The word-break property sets whether line breaks appear wherever the text would otherwise overflow its content box.

Default value:normal
JavaScript syntax:

Standard Syntax

word-break: normal|break-all|keep-all|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. Words break according to their usual rules.
break-all Lines may break between any two letters.
keep-all Breaks are prohibited between pairs of letters.
break-word Deprecated. To prevent overflow, word may be broken at arbitrary points.
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 {
  word-break: normal;
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