SpeechSynthesisEvent

The SpeechSynthesisEvent interface of the Web Speech API contains information about the current state of SpeechSynthesisUtterance objects that have been processed in the speech service.

Event SpeechSynthesisEvent

Instance properties

The SpeechSynthesisEvent interface also inherits properties from its parent interface, Event.

SpeechSynthesisEvent.charIndex Read only

Returns the index position of the character in the SpeechSynthesisUtterance.text that was being spoken when the event was triggered.

SpeechSynthesisEvent.elapsedTime Read only

Returns the elapsed time in seconds after the SpeechSynthesisUtterance.text started being spoken that the event was triggered at.

SpeechSynthesisEvent.name Read only

Returns the name associated with certain types of events occurring as the SpeechSynthesisUtterance.text is being spoken: the name of the SSML marker reached in the case of a mark event, or the type of boundary reached in the case of a boundary event.

SpeechSynthesisEvent.utterance Read only

Returns the SpeechSynthesisUtterance instance that the event was triggered on.

Instance methods

The SpeechSynthesisEvent interface also inherits methods from its parent interface, Event.

Examples

utterThis.onpause = (event) => {
  const char = event.utterance.text.charAt(event.charIndex);
  console.log(`Speech paused at character ${event.charIndex} of "${event.utterance.text}", which is "${char}".`);
}

utterThis.onboundary = (event) => {
  console.log(`${event.name} boundary reached after ${event.elapsedTime} seconds.`);
}

Specifications

Specification
Web Speech API
# speechsynthesisevent

Browser compatibility

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See also