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The onresult property of the SpeechRecognition interface represents an event handler that will run when the speech recognition service returns a result — a word or phrase has been positively recognized and this has been communicated back to the app (when the result event fires.)


mySpeechRecognition.onresult = function() { ... };


This code is excerpted from our Speech color changer example.

recognition.onresult = function(event) {
  // The SpeechRecognitionEvent results property returns a SpeechRecognitionResultList object
  // The SpeechRecognitionResultList object contains SpeechRecognitionResult objects.
  // It has a getter so it can be accessed like an array
  // The first [0] returns the SpeechRecognitionResult at position 0.
  // Each SpeechRecognitionResult object contains SpeechRecognitionAlternative objects that contain individual results.
  // These also have getters so they can be accessed like arrays.
  // The second [0] returns the SpeechRecognitionAlternative at position 0.
  // We then return the transcript property of the SpeechRecognitionAlternative object
  var color = event.results[0][0].transcript;
  diagnostic.textContent = 'Result received: ' + color + '.';
  bg.style.backgroundColor = color;


Specification Status Comment
Web Speech API
The definition of 'onresult' in that specification.

Browser compatibility

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See also