The transition-duration CSS property sets the length of time a transition animation should take to complete. By default, the value is 0s, meaning that no animation will occur.

You may specify multiple durations; each duration will be applied to the corresponding property as specified by the transition-property property, which acts as a master list. If there are fewer durations specified than in the master list, the user agent repeat the list of durations. If there are more durations, the list is simply truncated to the right size. In both case the CSS declaration stays valid.

Syntax

/* <time> values */
transition-duration: 6s;
transition-duration: 120ms;
transition-duration: 1s, 15s;
transition-duration: 10s, 30s, 230ms;

/* Global values */
transition-duration: inherit;
transition-duration: initial;
transition-duration: unset;

Values

<time>
Is a <time> denoting the amount of time the transition from the old value of a property to the new value should take. A time of 0s indicates that no transition will happen, that is the switch between the two states will be instantaneous. A negative value for the time renders the declaration invalid.

Formal syntax

<time>#

Examples

transition-duration: 0.5s

 <div class="parent">
  <div class="box">Lorem</div>
</div>
  
.parent { width: 250px; height:125px;}
.box {
    width: 100px;
    height: 100px;
    background-color: red;
    font-size: 20px;
    left: 0px;
    top: 0px;
    position:absolute;
    -webkit-transition-property: width height background-color font-size left top transform -webkit-transform color;
    -webkit-transition-duration:0.5s;
    -webkit-transition-timing-function: ease-in-out;
    transition-property: width height background-color font-size left top transform -webkit-transform color;
    transition-duration:0.5s;
    transition-timing-function: ease-in-out;
}
.box1{
    transform: rotate(270deg);
    -webkit-transform: rotate(270deg);
    width: 50px;
    height: 50px;
    background-color: blue;
    color: yellow;
    font-size: 18px;
    left: 150px;
    top:25px;
    position:absolute;
    -webkit-transition-property: width height background-color font-size left top transform -webkit-transform color;
    -webkit-transition-duration:0.5s;
    -webkit-transition-timing-function: ease-in-out;
    transition-property: width height background-color font-size left top transform -webkit-transformv color;
    transition-duration:0.5s;
    transition-timing-function: ease-in-out;
}
function updateTransition() {
  var el = document.querySelector("div.box");
   
  if (el) {
    el.className = "box1";
  } else {
    el = document.querySelector("div.box1");
    el.className = "box";
  }
   
  return el;
}

var intervalID = window.setInterval(updateTransition, 7000);

transition-duration: 1s

 <div class="parent">
  <div class="box">Lorem</div>
</div>
  
.parent { width: 250px; height:125px;}
.box {
    width: 100px;
    height: 100px;
    background-color: red;
    font-size: 20px;
    left: 0px;
    top: 0px;
    position:absolute;
    -webkit-transition-property: width height background-color font-size left top -webkit-transform color;
    -webkit-transition-duration:1s;
    -webkit-transition-timing-function: ease-in-out;
    transition-property: width height background-color font-size left top transform color;
    transition-duration:1s;
    transition-timing-function: ease-in-out;
}
.box1{
    transform: rotate(270deg);
    -webkit-transform: rotate(270deg);
    width: 50px;
    height: 50px;
    background-color: blue;
    color: yellow;
    font-size: 18px;
    left: 150px;
    top:25px;
    position:absolute;
    -webkit-transition-property: width height background-color font-size left top -webkit-transform transform color;
    -webkit-transition-duration:1s;
    -webkit-transition-timing-function: ease-in-out;
    transition-property: width height background-color font-size left top transform -webkit-transform color;
    transition-duration:1s;
    transition-timing-function: ease-in-out;
}
function updateTransition() {
  var el = document.querySelector("div.box");
   
  if (el) {
    el.className = "box1";
  } else {
    el = document.querySelector("div.box1");
    el.className = "box";
  }
   
  return el;
}

var intervalID = window.setInterval(updateTransition, 7000);

transition-duration: 2s

 <div class="parent">
  <div class="box">Lorem</div>
</div>
  
.parent { width: 250px; height:125px;}
.box {
    width: 100px;
    height: 100px;
    background-color: red;
    font-size: 20px;
    left: 0px;
    top: 0px;
    position:absolute;
    -webkit-transition-property: width height background-color font-size left top transform -webkit-transform color;
    -webkit-transition-duration:2s;
    -webkit-transition-timing-function: ease-in-out;
    transition-property: width height background-color font-size left top transform -webkit-transform color;
    transition-duration:2s;
    transition-timing-function: ease-in-out;
}
.box1{
    transform: rotate(270deg);
    -webkit-transform: rotate(270deg);
    width: 50px;
    height: 50px;
    background-color: blue;
    color: yellow;
    font-size: 18px;
    left: 150px;
    top:25px;
    position:absolute;
    -webkit-transition-property: width height background-color font-size left top transform -webkit-transform color;
    -webkit-transition-duration:2s;
    -webkit-transition-timing-function: ease-in-out;
    transition-property: width height background-color font-size left top transform -webkit-transform color;
    transition-duration:2s;
    transition-timing-function: ease-in-out;
}
function updateTransition() {
  var el = document.querySelector("div.box");
   
  if (el) {
    el.className = "box1";
  } else {
    el = document.querySelector("div.box1");
    el.className = "box";
  }
   
  return el;
}

var intervalID = window.setInterval(updateTransition, 7000);

transition-duration: 4s

 <div class="parent">
  <div class="box">Lorem</div>
</div>
  
.parent { width: 250px; height:125px;}
.box {
    width: 100px;
    height: 100px;
    background-color: red;
    font-size: 20px;
    left: 0px;
    top: 0px;
    position:absolute;
    -webkit-transition-property: width height background-color font-size left top transform -webkit-transform color;
    -webkit-transition-duration:4s;
    -webkit-transition-timing-function: ease-in-out;
    transition-property: width height background-color font-size left top transform -webkit-transform color;
    transition-duration:4s;
    transition-timing-function: ease-in-out;
}
.box1{
    transform: rotate(270deg);
    -webkit-transform: rotate(270deg);
    width: 50px;
    height: 50px;
    background-color: blue;
    color: yellow;
    font-size: 18px;
    left: 150px;
    top:25px;
    position:absolute;
    -webkit-transition-property: width height background-color font-size left top transform -webkit-transform color;
    -webkit-transition-duration:4s;
    -webkit-transition-timing-function: ease-in-out;
    transition-property: width height background-color font-size left top transform -webkit-transform color;
    transition-duration:4s;
    transition-timing-function: ease-in-out;
}
function updateTransition() {
  var el = document.querySelector("div.box");
   
  if (el) {
    el.className = "box1";
  } else {
    el = document.querySelector("div.box1");
    el.className = "box";
  }
   
  return el;
}

var intervalID = window.setInterval(updateTransition, 7000);

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Transitions
The definition of 'transition-duration' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition

Initial value0s
Applies toall elements, ::before and ::after pseudo-elements
Inheritedno
Mediainteractive
Computed valueas specified
Animation typediscrete
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 26
Full support 26
Full support 1
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
Edge Full support 12
Full support 12
Full support 12
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
Firefox Full support 16
Full support 16
Full support 4
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -moz-
Full support 49
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
Full support 44
Prefixed Disabled
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
Disabled From version 44: this feature is behind the layout.css.prefixes.webkit preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
IE Full support 10Opera Full support 12.1
Full support 12.1
Full support 15
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
No support 10 — 15
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -o-
Safari Full support Yes
Full support Yes
Full support 3
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
WebView Android Full support Yes
Full support Yes
Full support 2
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
Chrome Android Full support 26
Full support 26
Full support Yes
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
Edge Mobile Full support 12
Full support 12
Full support 12
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
Firefox Android Full support 16
Full support 16
Full support 4
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -moz-
Full support 49
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
Full support 44
Prefixed Disabled
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
Disabled From version 44: this feature is behind the layout.css.prefixes.webkit preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
Opera Android Full support 12.1
Full support 12.1
Full support 15
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
No support 10 — 14
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -o-
Safari iOS Full support Yes
Full support Yes
Full support 3.2
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-
Samsung Internet Android Full support Yes
Full support Yes
Full support Yes
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: -webkit-

Legend

Full support  
Full support
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
Requires a vendor prefix or different name for use.
Requires a vendor prefix or different name for use.

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