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General sibling combinator A ~ B

The General sibling combinator represents a "B" element following a "A" element.


A ~ B{ properties }

Point, Note

  • The general sibling combinator is made of the "tilde" (~) character that separates two sequences of simple selectors.
  • The elements represented by the two sequences share the same parent in the document tree.



 h1 ~ p{
   background-color: yellow;


<h1>Header 1</h1>
<h2>Header 2</h2>
<p>This is a paragraph.</p>
<p>This is a paragraph.</p>

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CSS defines the General sibling combinator in 8.3.2. General sibling combinator.