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CSS | word-wrap Property
  • Difficulty Level : Medium
  • Last Updated : 02 Jan, 2019

The word-wrap property in CSS is used to break long word and wrap into the next line. It defines whether to break words when the content exceeds the boundaries of its container.

Syntax:

word-wrap: normal|break-word|initial|inherit;

Property Value:

  • normal: It is the default value, The lines can only be broken at normal break points (spaces, non-alphanumeric characters, etc.).

    Syntax:

    word-wrap: normal;

    Example:






    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
        <head>
            <title>
                word-wrap property
            </title>
              
            <style>
                div {
                    word-wrap:normal;
                    width: 150px; 
                    border: 1px solid black;
                }
            </style>
        </head>
          
        <body>
            <div>
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            </div>
          
        </body>
    </html>                    

    
    

    Output:
    word wrap

  • break-word: Words that exceed the width of the container will be arbitrarily broken to fit within the container’s bounds.

    Syntax:

    word-wrap: break-word;

    Example:




    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
        <head>
            <title>
                word-wrap property
            </title>
              
            <style>
                div {
                    word-wrap:break-word;
                    width: 150px; 
                    border: 1px solid black;
                }
            </style>
        </head>
          
        <body>
            <div>
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            </div>
          
        </body>
    </html>                    

    
    

    word wrap

  • initial: It is used to set word-wrap property to its default value.
  • inherit: This property is inherited from its parent.

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by word-wrap property are listed below:

  • Google Chrome 4.0
  • Internet Explore 5.5
  • Firefox 3.5
  • Safari 3.1
  • Opera 10.5
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