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Output word by word of paragraph using jQuery

By Sam Deering

jQuery code snippet which outputs each word in a sentence at a specified interval. You can change the speed at which is outputs by the speed parameter in milliseconds. You can view the demo or load the code in jsfiddle below.

DEMO

jQuery

$(document).ready(function () {
    var $el = $('div'),
        text = $el.text(),
        speed = 1000; //ms

    $el.empty();

    var wordArray = text.split(' '),
        i = 0;

    INV = setInterval(function () {
        if (i >= wordArray.length - 1) {
            clearInterval(INV);
        }
        $el.append(wordArray[i] + ' ');
        i++;
    }, speed);
});

HTML

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Modi libero aliquam aut commodi illum fuga consequatur labore iste necessitatibus quidem atque aliquid iusto numquam tempora rerum excepturi officiis maiores. Ab?

Load in jsfiddle

Typewriter Plugin

There is a really good typewriter jQuery plugin which acts like a Typewriter which may be of use.

Sam Deering
Meet the author
Sam Deering is a Front-end Web Developer who specialises in JavaScript & jQuery. Sam is driven and passionate about sharing his knowledge to educate others.

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