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    The text-decoration-style CSS property defines the style of the lines specified by text-decoration-line. The style applies to all lines, there is no way to define different style for each of the line defined by text-decoration-line.

    If the specified decoration has a specific semantic meaning, like a line-through line meaning that some text has been deleted, authors are encouraged to denote this meaning using an HTML tag, like <del> or <s>. As browsers can disabled styling in some cases, the semantic meaning won't disappear in such a situation.


    /* Keyword values */
    text-decoration-style: solid;
    text-decoration-style: double;
    text-decoration-style: dotted;
    text-decoration-style: dashed;
    text-decoration-style: wavy;
    /* Global values */
    text-decoration-style: inherit;
    text-decoration-style: initial;
    text-decoration-style: unset;


    solid double dotted dashed wavy
    Is one of the following keywords :
    Keyword Description Comment
    solid Draws a single line  
    double Draws a double line  
    dotted Draws a dotted line  
    dashed Draws a dashed line  
    wavy Draws a wavy line  
    -moz-none Do not draw a line Do not use : use text-decoration-line: none instead
    Is a keyword indicating to reuse the value calculated on the parent element.

    Formal syntax

    solid | double | dotted | dashed | wavy


    .example { 
        text-decoration-line: underline;
        text-decoration-style: wavy;
        text-decoration-color: red;
    <p class="example">This is how it looks.</p>


    Specification Status Comment
    CSS Text Decoration Level 3
    The definition of 'text-decoration-style' in that specification.
    Candidate Recommendation Initial definition. The text-decoration property wasn't a shorthand before.

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Firefox (Gecko) Chrome Internet Explorer Opera Safari
    Basic support 6.0 (6.0) - 39.0 (39.0)-moz
    36.0 (36.0)
    Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported
    wavy 6.0 (6.0) Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported
    Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support Not supported Not supported 6.0 (6.0)- 39.0 (39.0)-moz
    36.0 (36.0)
    Not supported Not supported Not supported
    wavy Not supported Not supported 6.0 (6.0) Not supported Not supported Not supported

    See also

    Document Tags and Contributors

    Last updated by: Sebastianz,