CSS word-spacing Property

The word-spacing property specifies the spacing between words.

This property accepts any CSS length value, such as, px, %, em, and others.

Example

#

Text with a 10-pixel word-spacing between the words.

This text has a 10-pixel word spacing.

<p style="word-spacing: 10px">
  This text has a 10-pixel word spacing.
</p>
Tip:  To adjust the spacing between characters, use the letter-spacing property.

Syntax

word-spacing: normal | length | initial | inherit;

Values

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Value Description
normal Default. Normal space between words, which is 0.25em.
length Sets the space between words using any valid CSS unit. Accepts negative values.
initial Sets the value to its default value.
inherit Inherits the value from its parent element.

Browser support

This table shows when word-spacing support started for each browser.

Chrome
1.0 Dec 2008
Firefox
1.0 Nov 2004
IE/Edge
6.0 Aug 2001
Opera
3.5 Nov 1998
Safari
1.0 Jun 2003

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