CSS word-spacing Property

CSS word-spacing property specifies the amount of space between words.


The following table outline the usages and version history of this property.

Default value: normal
Applies to: All elements
Inherited: Yes
Version: CSS1
JavaScript Syntax: object.style.wordSpacing = "15px"


Here is a syntax for the CSS word-spacing property

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

Property Values

The following table describes the values of this property.

Value Description
normal Default. Specifies normal space between words
length Specifies an additional space between words in length value expressed in px, pt, cm, em, etc
Negative values are also allowed
initial Sets default value of this property
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element


The example below shows to sets word-spacing property.

p.one {
  word-spacing: normal;
p.two {
  word-spacing: 30px;
p.three {
  word-spacing: 2cm;

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Browser Compatibility

  • Google Chrome 1+
  • Mozilla Firefox 1+
  • Internet Explorer 6+
  • Opera 3.5+
  • Safari 1+

Note: Here details of browser compatibility with version number may be this is bug and not supported. But recommended to always use latest Web browser.