SpeechSynthesisUtterance: end event

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

The end event of the Web Speech API SpeechSynthesisUtterance object is fired when the utterance has finished being spoken.

Bubbles No
Cancelable No
Interface SpeechSynthesisEvent
Event handler property onend

Examples

You can use the end event in an addEventListener method:

utterThis.addEventListener('end', function(event) { 
  console.log('Utterance has finished being spoken after ' + event.elapsedTime + ' milliseconds.');
});

Or use the onend event handler property:

utterThis.onend = function(event) {
  console.log('Utterance has finished being spoken after ' + event.elapsedTime + ' milliseconds.');
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Web Speech API
The definition of 'speech synthesis utterance events' in that specification.
Draft Ā 

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
end event
Experimental
Chrome Full support 33Edge Full support 14Firefox Full support 49IE No support NoOpera Full support 21Safari Full support 7WebView Android No support NoChrome Android Full support 33Firefox Android Full support 62
Full support 62
No support 61Ā ā€” 62
Disabled
Disabled 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.
Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS Full support 7Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support Ā 
Full support
No support Ā 
No support
Compatibility unknown Ā 
Compatibility unknown
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.

See also