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  • Last Updated : 01 Aug, 2022
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The background-repeat property in CSS is used to repeat the background image both horizontally and vertically. It also decides whether the background-image will be repeated or not.

Syntax:

background-repeat: repeat|repeat-x|repeat-y|no-repeat|initial|
inherit;

Default Value: Its default value is initial. 

Property Values:

repeat: This property is used to repeat the background image both horizontally and vertically. The last image will be clipped if it is not fit in the browser window. 

Syntax: 

element {
    background-repeat: repeat;
}

Example: 

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>background-repeat property</title>
        <style>
            body {
                background-image: url(
                background-repeat: repeat;
                background-size: 200px 150px;
                text-align:center;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
        <h2>background-repeat: repeat;</h2>
    </body>
</html>                   

Output: 

repeat-x: This property is used to repeat the background image horizontally.  

Syntax: 

element {
    background-repeat: repeat-x;
}

Example: 

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>background-repeat property</title>
        <style>
            body {
                background-image: url(
                background-repeat: repeat-x;
                background-size: 200px 150px;
                text-align:center;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
        <h2>background-repeat: repeat-x;</h2>
    </body>
</html>                   

Output: 

repeat-y: This property is used to set the background image repeated only vertically. 

Syntax: 

element {
    background-repeat: repeat-y;
}

Example: 

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>background-repeat property</title>
        <style>
            body {
                background-image: url(
                background-repeat: repeat-y;
                background-size: 200px 150px;
                text-align:center;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
        <h2>background-repeat: repeat-y;</h2>
    </body>
</html>                   

Output: 

no-repeat: This property does not repeat background image. It displays the background image only once. 

Syntax: 

element {
    background-image: no-repeat;
}

Example: 

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>background-repeat property</title>
        <style>
            body {
                background-image: url(
                background-repeat: no-repeat;
                background-size: 400px 250px;
                text-align:center;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
        <h2>background-repeat: no-repeat;</h2>
    </body>
</html>                   

Output: 

Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by background-repeat property are listed below:  

  • Google Chrome 1.0 and above
  • Edge 12.0 and above
  • Internet Explorer 4.0 and above
  • Firefox 1.0 and above
  • Opera 3.5 and above
  • Apple Safari 1.0 and above

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