CSS transition-delay property


CSS transition-delay property defines the time duration between transition start (when applied) and its execution i.e. a delay in the execution of transition.

We take the example of a box that rotates by 270 degree on mouse hover within duration of 4s but with different values of transition-delay.


transition-delay : time (seconds or milliseconds)

Property values

+ve value (seconds)Default

transition-delay accepts value in seconds. 0s means the transition starts its execution as soon as it starts.

transition-delay: 0s;

+ve value (seconds)

transition-delay also accepts fractional values. 2.5s means the transition starts execution after 2.5 seconds when it is applied.

transition-delay: 2.5s;

+ve value (milliseconds)

value in milliseconds may also be used. 2000ms means 2s. Wait for 2000ms to see the execution of transition.

transition-delay: 2000ms;

-ve value (seconds)

It starts execution partway through its life cycle. If the transition-duration is 3s and transition-delay is -2s, it shows a part of cycle that remains after subtracting transition-delay from transition-duration (1s).

transition-delay: -2s;

Applicable to

It applies to all elements

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