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The Style lineHeight property is used for setting or returning the distance between lines in a text. It is a string which represents the distance between lines in the text.

  • To return the line-height.
  • To set the line-height. = "normal|number|length|%|initial|

Return Values: It returns a string value that represents the distance between lines in the text

Property Values :

  • normal : It is used to define the normal height.
  • number : It is used to define a number that will be multiplied with the current font size to set the line height.
  • length : It is used to define the line height in length units.
  • % : It is used to define the line height in % of the current font size.
  • initial : It is used to set this property to its default value.
  • inherit : It is used to inherit this property from its parent element.

Below program illustrates the Style lineHeight property : 

Example: Setting the line height for a <div> element. 


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title> Style lineHeight property in HTML</title>
        #samplediv {
            border: 1px solid green;
        h1 {
            color: green;
        h2 {
            font-family: Impact;
    <h2> Style lineHeight property </h2>
    <div id="MyDiv">
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    <button type="button" ondblclick="lineheight()">
    Adjust Line Height
        function lineheight() {
            // Set lineHeight.
            "MyDiv").style.lineHeight =


  • Before clicking the button:


  • After clicking the button:


Supported Browsers:

  • Google Chrome 1 and above
  • Edge 12 and above
  • Internet Explorer 4 and above
  • Firefox 1 and above
  • Opera 7 and above
  • Apple Safari 1 and above

Last Updated : 10 Jun, 2022
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