How to create a hoverable dropdown menu with CSS?

Following is the code to create a hoverable dropdown menu with CSS −


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<!DOCTYPE html>
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1" />
.menu-btn {
   background-color: #7e32d4;
   color: white;
   padding: 16px;
   font-size: 20px;
   font-weight: bolder;
   font-family: 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, Geneva, Verdana, sans-serif;
   border: none;
.dropdown-menu {
   position: relative;
   display: inline-block;
.menu-content {
   display: none;
   position: absolute;
   background-color: #017575;
   min-width: 160px;
   z-index: 1;
.links {
   color: rgb(255, 255, 255);
   padding: 12px 16px;
   text-decoration: none;
   display: block;
   font-size: 18px;
   font-weight: bold;
   border-bottom: 1px solid black;
.links:hover {
   background-color: rgb(8, 107, 46);
.dropdown-menu:hover .menu-content {
   display: block;
.dropdown-menu:hover .menu-btn {
   background-color: #3e8e41;
<h2>Hover over the below dropdown button to open dropdown menu</h2>
<div class="dropdown-menu">
<button class="menu-btn">Open </button>
<div class="menu-content">
<a class="links" href="#">Contact Us</a>
<a class="links" href="#">Visit Us</a>
<a class="links" href="#">About Us</a>


The above code will produce the following output −

On hovering over the open button the dropdown menu will open as shown below −

Updated on: 03-Apr-2020

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