Quick reference

italicfont-style: italic;
not-italicfont-style: normal;

Basic usage

Italicizing text

The italic utility can be used to make text italic. Likewise, the not-italic utility can be used to display text normally — typically to reset italic text at different breakpoints.


The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.


The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

<p class="italic ...">The quick brown fox ...</p>
<p class="not-italic ...">The quick brown fox ...</p>

Applying conditionally

Hover, focus, and other states

Tailwind lets you conditionally apply utility classes in different states using variant modifiers. For example, use hover:not-italic to only apply the not-italic utility on hover.

<p class="italic hover:not-italic">
  <!-- ... -->

For a complete list of all available state modifiers, check out the Hover, Focus, & Other States documentation.

Breakpoints and media queries

You can also use variant modifiers to target media queries like responsive breakpoints, dark mode, prefers-reduced-motion, and more. For example, use md:not-italic to apply the not-italic utility at only medium screen sizes and above.

<p class="italic md:not-italic">
  <!-- ... -->

To learn more, check out the documentation on Responsive Design, Dark Mode and other media query modifiers.