The CSSAnimation interface of the Web Animations API represents an Animation object.

EventTarget Animation CSSAnimation

Instance properties

Inherits properties from its ancestor Animation and adds animationName.

CSSAnimation.animationName Read only

Returns the animation name as a string.

Event handlers

No specific event handlers; inherits methods from its ancestor Animation.

Instance methods

No specific methods; inherits methods from its ancestor Animation.


Inspecting the returned CSSAnimation

The animation in the following example is defined in CSS with the name slide-in. Calling Element.getAnimations() returns an array of all Animation objects. In our case this returns a CSSAnimation object, representing the animation created in CSS.

.animate {
  animation: slide-in 0.7s both;

@keyframes slide-in {
  0% {
    transform: translateY(-1000px);
  100% {
    transform: translateY(0);
let animations = document.querySelector(".animate").getAnimations();


CSS Animations Level 2
# the-CSSAnimation-interface

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