SpeechSynthesis.paused

This is an experimental technology
Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for usage in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the specification changes.

The paused read-only property of the SpeechSynthesis interface is a Boolean that returns true if the SpeechSynthesis object is in a paused state, or false if not.

It can be set to paused even if nothing is currently being spoken through it. If utterances are then added to the utterance queue, they will not be spoken until the SpeechSynthesis object is unpaused, using SpeechSynthesis.resume().

Syntax

var amIPaused = speechSynthesisInstance.paused;

Value

A Boolean.

Examples

var synth = window.speechSynthesis;

synth.pause();

var amIPaused = synth.paused; // will return true

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Web Speech API
The definition of 'paused' in that specification.
Draft  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 33 49 (49) No support ? 7
Feature Android Chrome Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) No support 2.0 No support No support 7.1

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