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SpeechPunctuationSilence Enum


Specifies the amount of silence added after punctuation in the speech synthesis utterance (before another utterance begins).

public enum class SpeechPunctuationSilence
/// [Windows.Foundation.Metadata.ContractVersion(Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract, 393216)]
enum class SpeechPunctuationSilence
[Windows.Foundation.Metadata.ContractVersion(typeof(Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract), 393216)]
public enum SpeechPunctuationSilence
var value = Windows.Media.SpeechSynthesis.SpeechPunctuationSilence.default
Public Enum SpeechPunctuationSilence

Windows requirements

Device family
Windows 10, version 1803 (introduced in 10.0.17134.0)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced in v6.0)


Default 0

The default amount of silence defined by the speech synthesis voice.

Min 1

The minimum amount of silence defined by the speech synthesis voice.


By default, approximately 750ms of silence is appended after each punctuation mark to ensure the utterance sounds as natural as possible. In some cases, such as accelerated playback or screen-reader descriptions of app content, this behavior is not required or needs to be configurable by the user.

Applies to

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