The text-decoration-line CSS property sets the kind of decoration that is used on text in an element, such as an underline or overline.

When setting multiple line-decoration properties at once, it may be more convenient to use the text-decoration shorthand property instead.

Syntax

/* Single keyword */
text-decoration-line: none;
text-decoration-line: underline;
text-decoration-line: overline;
text-decoration-line: line-through;
text-decoration-line: blink;

/* Multiple keywords */
text-decoration-line: underline overline;               /* Two decoration lines */
text-decoration-line: overline underline line-through;  /* Multiple decoration lines */

/* Global values */
text-decoration-line: inherit;
text-decoration-line: initial;
text-decoration-line: unset;

The text-decoration-line property is specified as none, or one or more space-separated values from the list below.

Values

none
Produces no text decoration.
underline
Each line of text has a decorative line beneath it.
overline
Each line of text has a decorative line above it.
line-through
Each line of text has a decorative line going through its middle.
blink
The text blinks (alternates between visible and invisible). Conforming user agents may simply not blink the text. This value is deprecated in favor of CSS animations.

Formal syntax

none | [ underline || overline || line-through || blink ]

Examples

<p class="wavy">Here's some text with wavy red underline!</p>
<p class="both">This text has lines both above and below it.</p>
.wavy { 
  text-decoration-line: underline;
  text-decoration-style: wavy;
  text-decoration-color: red;
}

.both {
  text-decoration-line: underline overline;
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Text Decoration Module Level 3
The definition of 'text-decoration-line' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition. The text-decoration property is now a shorthand to define multiple related properties.

Initial valuenone
Applies toall elements. It also applies to ::first-letter and ::first-line.
Inheritedno
Mediavisual
Computed valueas specified
Animation typediscrete
Canonical orderorder of appearance in the formal grammar of the values

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge ? Firefox Full support 36
Full support 36
No support 6 — 39
Prefixed
Prefixed Requires the vendor prefix: -moz-
IE No support NoOpera Full support YesSafari Full support Yes
Prefixed
Full support Yes
Prefixed
Prefixed Requires the vendor prefix: -webkit-
WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 36
Full support 36
No support 6 — 39
Prefixed
Prefixed Requires the vendor prefix: -moz-
Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support 8
Prefixed
Full support 8
Prefixed
Prefixed Requires the vendor prefix: -webkit-
Samsung Internet Android Full support Yes
blink
Deprecated
Chrome Full support 57
Notes
Full support 57
Notes
Notes The blink value does not have any effect.
Edge ? Firefox Full support 26
Notes
Full support 26
Notes
Notes The blink value does not have any effect.
IE No support NoOpera Full support 44Safari ? WebView Android Full support 57
Notes
Full support 57
Notes
Notes The blink value does not have any effect.
Chrome Android Full support 57
Notes
Full support 57
Notes
Notes The blink value does not have any effect.
Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 26
Notes
Full support 26
Notes
Notes The blink value does not have any effect.
Opera Android Full support 44Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android Full support 7.0

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.
Requires a vendor prefix or different name for use.
Requires a vendor prefix or different name for use.

See also

  • When setting multiple line-decoration properties at once, it may be more convenient to use the text-decoration shorthand property instead.

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