SpeechSynthesis.pause()

Experimental

This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The pause() method of the SpeechSynthesis interface puts the SpeechSynthesis object into a paused state.

Syntax

speechSynthesisInstance.pause();

Returns

Void.

Parameters

None.

Examples

var synth = window.speechSynthesis;

var utterance1 = new SpeechSynthesisUtterance('How about we say this now? This is quite a long sentence to say.');
var utterance2 = new SpeechSynthesisUtterance('We should say another sentence too, just to be on the safe side.');

synth.speak(utterance1);
synth.speak(utterance2);

synth.pause(); // pauses utterances being spoken

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Web Speech API
The definition of 'pause()' in that specification.
Draft

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also