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The -ms-hyphenate-limit-lines CSS property is a Microsoft extension that specifies a value that indicates the maximum number of consecutive lines in an element that may be ended with a hyphenated word.

This property is read/write.

Initial valueno-limit
Applies toblock container elements
Computed valueas specified
Animation typediscrete
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar


The -ms-hyphenate-limit-lines property is specified as one of the following values.



Indicates that hyphenation is not limited based on the number of consecutive hyphenated lines. In the flow above the consecutive hyphenated lines limit would be an infinitely large positive number.


Indicates the maximum number of successive hyphenated lines.

For instance, if 2, then no more than 2 successive lines may end with a hyphenated word. If 0 then no lines may end with a hyphenated word. (Hyphenation is effectively disabled.)

Negative values are not allowed.

Formal syntax

no-limit | <integer>


Not part of any specification.

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