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line-height Description:

The line-height property defines height of each line, sometimes called leading.

line-height in CSS Versions:

line-height Syntax:

line-height: normal | <number> | <length> | <percentage> | inherit

  • normal
    A reasonable value for the element's font size, usually 1.0 to 1.2.
  • number
    The font size multiplied by the numerical value given.
  • length
    A specific length (include unit of measure).
  • percentage
    A percentage of the element's font size.
  • inherit
    The element should have the same line-height setting as the parent.

line-height Initial Value:


line-height Applies To:

All elements.

line-height Inheritance:

This property is inherited.

line-height Browser Support:

line-height Examples:


<p style="line-height: 1.5em;>
 This paragraph has a line height of 1.5 ems or 150% of the font size.

line-height Special Notes:

  • Negative values are not allowed.
  • Internet Explorer 3 interprets a number as a specific length in pixels.

More line-height Information:

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