background-repeat

Defines how the background image should be repeated if the image does not fully cover the element.

Syntax

Note: The default position will be in the top-left corner. It will repeat vertically and horizontally by default.

background-repeat: <value>;

Where <value> can be the following: no-repeat | repeat | repeat-x | repeat-y | space | round | initial | inherit

Example 1

Set background image to not repeat:

body {
background-image: url('ocean.png');
background-repeat: no-repeat;
}

Example 2

Set star.gif to repeat along x-axis:

body {
background-image: url('star.gif'), url('space.png');
background-repeat: repeat-x, no-repeat;
}

Example 3

Evenly distribute star.gif from the end of element:

body {
background-image: url('star.gif'), url('night-sky.png');
background-repeat: space, no-repeat;
}

Example 4

Scale the star gif to fit the element:

body {
background-image: url('star.gif'), url('night-sky.png');
background-repeat: round, no-repeat;
}

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