speaking read-only property of the
SpeechSynthesis interface is a
Boolean that returns
true if an utterance is currently in the process of being spoken — even if
SpeechSynthesis is in a
var amISpeaking = speechSynthesisInstance.speaking;
var synth = window.speechSynthesis; var utterance1 = new SpeechSynthesisUtterance('How about we say this now? This is quite a long sentence to say.'); var utterance2 = new SpeechSynthesisUtterance('We should say another sentence too, just to be on the safe side.'); synth.speak(utterance1); synth.speak(utterance2); var amISpeaking = synth.speaking; // will return true if utterance 1 or utterance 2 are currently being spoken
|Web Speech API
The definition of 'speaking' in that specification.
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|Feature||Chrome||Edge||Firefox (Gecko)||Internet Explorer||Opera||Safari (WebKit)|
|Basic support||33||(Yes)||49 (49)||No support||?||7|
|Feature||Android||Edge||Chrome||Firefox Mobile (Gecko)||Firefox OS||IE Phone||Opera Mobile||Safari Mobile|
|Basic support||(Yes)||(Yes)||(Yes)||No support||2.0||No support||No support||7.1|