SpeechSynthesisUtterance.onpause

Experimental

This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The onpause property of the SpeechSynthesisUtterance interface represents an event handler that will run when the utterance is paused part way through (when the pause event fires.)

This occurs when the SpeechSynthesis.pause() method is invoked.

Syntax

speechSynthesisUtteranceInstance.onpause = function() { ... };

Examples

var synth = window.speechSynthesis;

var inputForm = document.querySelector('form');
var inputTxt = document.querySelector('input');
var voiceSelect = document.querySelector('select');

var voices = synth.getVoices();

  ...

inputForm.onsubmit = function(event) {
  event.preventDefault();

  var utterThis = new SpeechSynthesisUtterance(inputTxt.value);
  var selectedOption = voiceSelect.selectedOptions[0].getAttribute('data-name');
  for(i = 0; i < voices.length ; i++) {
    if(voices[i].name === selectedOption) {
      utterThis.voice = voices[i];
    }
  }

  synth.speak(utterThis);

  utterThis.onpause = function(event) {
    console.log('Speech paused after ' + event.elapsedTime + ' seconds.');
  }

  inputTxt.blur();
}

Specifications

Specification
Web Speech API
# dom-speechsynthesisutterance-onpause

Browser compatibility

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See also