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Summary

The transition-duration CSS property specifies the number of seconds or milliseconds 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.

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

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

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 -webkit (Yes) 4.0 (2.0) -moz
16.0 (16.0)[1]
10.0 11.6 -o
12.10 #
3.0 -webkit
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 2.1 -webkit (Yes) 4.0 (2.0) -moz
16.0 (16.0)[1]
? 10.0 -o
12.10 #
3.2 -webkit

[1] In addition to the unprefixed support, Gecko 44.0 (Firefox 44.0 / Thunderbird 44.0 / SeaMonkey 2.41) added support for a -webkit prefixed version of the property for web compatibility reasons behind the preference layout.css.prefixes.webkit, defaulting to false. Since Gecko 49.0 (Firefox 49.0 / Thunderbird 49.0 / SeaMonkey 2.46) the preference defaults to true.

See also

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