<break>

The <break> tag instructs the TTS engine to insert a pause in the synthesized text.

Attributes

size Can be one of four possible settings: "none", "small", "medium", or "large".
time A duration of time specified with the appropriate measurement (e.g., 300ms for three hundred milliseconds).

Notes

Without attributes, a <break/> tag will insert a default-length brief break in the text.


Example

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<vxml version="2.0">
  <form>
    <block>
      <prompt>
        Let's have a moment of silence.
        <break time="5s"/>
        Okay. All done.
      </prompt>
    </block>
  </form>
</vxml>

The output of the above script would be:

Computer: Let's have a moment of silence.
Computer: (5 seconds of silence)
Computer: Okay. All done.



Child Tags

None



Parent Tags

<audio>, <emphasis>, <enumerate>, <foreach>, <p>, <paragraph>, <prompt>, <prosody>, <s>, <sentence>, <speak>, <voice>