How to Truncate Text With Ellipsis in CSS

There could be times where you don't want your text to span multiple lines but you need to truncate it because of its length. This is where text-overflow: ellipsis is really useful:

span {
    overflow: hidden;
    white-space: nowrap;
    text-overflow: ellipsis;
}
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So why do you also need overflow and white-space? If you don't specify overflow: hidden, the text will overflow its container. white-space on the other hand, prevents the text from being wrapped.

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