The pause property is used in CSS and certain HTML elements. This is a shorthand property used to set the pause-before and pause-after properties. If two values are given, the first refers to pause-before and the second to pause-after. If only one value is given, it is used for both properties.


  • inherit - Explicitly sets the value of this property to that of the parent.
  • <time> - Sets the pause length to a time measurement. Examples are s (seconds) and ms (milliseconds).
  • <percentage> - Refers to the inverse of the value of the speech-rate property. (eg: a value of 100% for pause-after with a speech-rate of 60 words per minute would create a pause of 1 second.)

HTML example:

<blockquote style="pause:2s 3s;">TEXT</blockquote>

CSS example:

blockquote {
            pause:2s 3s;

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