Summary

The text-decoration-style CSS property defines the style of the lines specified by text-decoration-line. The style applies to all lines: there is no way to define different styles for each of the lines defined by text-decoration-line.

If the specified decoration has a specific semantic meaning, like a line-through line meaning that some text has been deleted, authors are encouraged to denote this meaning using an HTML tag, like <del> or <s>. As browsers can disable styling in some cases, the semantic meaning won't disappear in such a situation.

Initial valuesolid
Applies toall elements. It also applies to ::first-letter and ::first-line.
Inheritedno
Mediavisual
Computed valueas specified
Animation typediscrete
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar

Syntax

/* Keyword values */
text-decoration-style: solid;
text-decoration-style: double;
text-decoration-style: dotted;
text-decoration-style: dashed;
text-decoration-style: wavy;

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

Values

solid double dotted dashed wavy
Is one of the following keywords :
Keyword Description Comment
solid Draws a single line  
double Draws a double line  
dotted Draws a dotted line  
dashed Draws a dashed line  
wavy Draws a wavy line  
-moz-none Do not draw a line Do not use : use text-decoration-line: none instead
inherit
Is a keyword indicating to reuse the value calculated on the parent element.

Formal syntax

solid | double | dotted | dashed | wavy

Examples

.example { 
    text-decoration-line: underline;
    text-decoration-style: wavy;
    text-decoration-color: red;
}
<p class="example">This is how it looks.</p>

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Text Decoration Module Level 3
The definition of 'text-decoration-style' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition. The text-decoration property wasn't a shorthand before.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 57 6.0 (6.0) - 39.0 (39.0)-moz
36.0 (36.0)
No support 44 (Yes)-webkit-
wavy 57 6.0 (6.0) No support 44 (Yes)-webkit-
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 57 57 6.0 (6.0)- 39.0 (39.0)-moz
36.0 (36.0)
No support 44 (Yes)-webkit-
wavy 57 57 6.0 (6.0) No support 44 (Yes)-webkit-

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