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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.


Formal syntax: solid | double | dotted | dashed | wavy
text-decoration-style: solid
text-decoration-style: double
text-decoration-style: dotted
text-decoration-style: dashed
text-decoration-style: wavy

text-decoration-style: inherit


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.


.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.

Browser compatibility

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Feature Firefox (Gecko) Chrome Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 6.0 (6.0)--moz 24.0 --webkit Not supported 15.0 --webkit Not supported
wavy 6.0 (6.0)--moz 30.0  Not supported   Not supported
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) 24.0 --webkit 6.0 (6.0)--moz Not supported 15.0 --webkit Not supported

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