The animation-iteration-count CSS property sets the number of times an animation sequence should be played before stopping.

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It is often convenient to use the shorthand property animation to set all animation properties at once.


/* Keyword value */
animation-iteration-count: infinite;

/* <number> values */
animation-iteration-count: 3;
animation-iteration-count: 2.4;

/* Multiple values */
animation-iteration-count: 2, 0, infinite;

/* Global values */
animation-iteration-count: inherit;
animation-iteration-count: initial;
animation-iteration-count: revert;
animation-iteration-count: revert-layer;
animation-iteration-count: unset;

The animation-iteration-count property is specified as one or more comma-separated values.



The animation will repeat forever.


The number of times the animation will repeat; this is 1 by default. You may specify non-integer values to play part of an animation cycle: for example, 0.5 will play half of the animation cycle. Negative values are invalid.

Note: When you specify multiple values on an animation-* property, they will be assigned to the animations specified in the animation-name property in different ways depending on how many there are. For more information, see Setting multiple animation property values.

Formal definition

Initial value1
Applies toall elements, ::before and ::after pseudo-elements
Computed valueas specified
Animation typediscrete

Formal syntax

animation-iteration-count = 

<single-animation-iteration-count> =
infinite |


Setting iteration count

This animation will run 10 times.


<div class="box"></div>


.box {
  background-color: rebeccapurple;
  border-radius: 10px;
  width: 100px;
  height: 100px;

.box:hover {
  animation-name: rotate;
  animation-duration: 0.7s;
  animation-iteration-count: 10;

@keyframes rotate {
  0% {
    transform: rotate(0);
  100% {
    transform: rotate(360deg);


Hover over the rectangle to start the animation.

See CSS animations for examples.


CSS Animations Level 2
# animation-iteration-count

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