SpeechSynthesis.paused

This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

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

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support33 Yes49 No217
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support3333 Yes

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61 — 621

No7.1 ?

1. From version 61 until version 62 (exclusive): this feature is behind the media.webspeech.synth.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.

See also

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