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Word spacing – CSS



To change the space between the words in an element’s text using CSS, use the word-spacing property:

selector {
  word-spacing: 5px;


The word-spacing property takes a length value (like 1px or 1em). A positive value increases the space between words. A negative value decreases the space between words.


First, recreate the CSS code from the Demo section in your CSS file. Then try changing the value for the property. Try using positive and negative values.


word-spacing – MDN

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