Text Decoration in Tailwind CSS: The Complete Guide

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This article covers everything you need to know about text decoration in Tailwind CSS.

Setting the kind of text decoration

In Tailwind CSS, you can set the kind of text decoration (like underline, overline, line-through) by using the following utility classes:

  • underline: The line will be displayed under the text
  • overline: The line will be displayed over the text
  • line-through: The line will be displayed through the text
  • no-underline: No line for the text-decoration


<body class="p-20">
    <h2 class="overline text-4xl my-5">Overline</h2>
    <h2 class="underline text-4xl my-5">Underline</h2>
    <h2 class="line-through text-4xl my-5">Line Through</h2>
    <h2 class="no-underline text-4xl my-5">No Underline</h2>
    <a href="#" class="hover:underline text-blue-500 text-2xl">Underline on Hover</a>


Text Decoration Style

You can specify the style of text decoration by using the following utility classes:

  • decoration-solid: The line will display as a single line
  • decoration-double: The line will display as a double line
  • decoration-dotted: The line will display as a dotted line
  • decoration-dashed: The line will display as a dashed line
  • decoration-wavy: The line will display as a wavy line


<body class="p-20">
    <h2 class="underline decoration-solid text-4xl my-5">Decoration Solid</h2>
    <h2 class="underline decoration-double text-4xl my-5">Decoration Double</h2>
    <h2 class="underline decoration-dotted text-4xl my-5">Decoration Dotted</h2>
    <h2 class="underline decoration-dashed text-4xl my-5">Decoration Dashed</h2>
    <h2 class="underline decoration-wavy text-4xl my-5">Decoration Wavy</h2>


Text Decoration Color

You can specify the color of text decoration by using the decoration-{color} utility.


<body class="p-20">
    <h1 class="text-7xl line-through decoration-red-500">Hello World</h1>
   <h2 class="text-4xl">Tailwind is <span class="underline decoration-blue-500">awesome</span></h2>


Text Decoration Thickness

You can control the thickness of the decoration line by using the following utilities:

  • decoration-auto: The browser chooses the thickness of the decoration line
  • decoration-from-font: If a font file contains information about a preferred thickness, use that value. Otherwise, auto
  • decoration-0
  • decoration-1
  • decoration-2
  • decoration-4
  • decoration-8


<body class="p-20">
    <h1 class="text-7xl line-through decoration-8 decoration-red-500">Goodbye World</h1>
    <h2 class="text-4xl">I like <span
            class="underline decoration-2 decoration-double decoration-blue-500">CSS</span></h2>


Text Underline Offset

You can adjust the distance between the underline and text by using one of the following classes:

  • underline-offset-auto
  • underline-offset-0
  • underline-offset-1
  • underline-offset-2
  • underline-offset-4
  • underline-offset-8


<body class="p-20">
    <h1 class="text-6xl text-purple-500 underline underline-offset-0 mb-10">I Like Puppies</h1>
   <h1 class="text-6xl text-purple-500 underline underline-offset-8">I Like Puppies</h1>



You’ve learned how to add text decoration and style it with Tailwind CSS. If you’d like to explore more new and fascinating things about Tailwind and modern frontend development, take a look at the following articles:

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