What is JavaScript closure? Explain with examples.

JavascriptWeb DevelopmentObject Oriented Programming

Closures in JavaScript allow us to access outer function scope from inner function even after the outer function has executed and returned. This means that the inner function will always have access to the outer function variable.

Following is the code for closures in JavaScript −


 Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en" >
<meta charset="UTF-8" />
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
   body {
      font-family: "Segoe UI", Tahoma, Geneva, Verdana, sans-serif;
   .result {
      font-size: 20px;
      font-weight: 500;
<h1>JavaScript Closures</h1>
<div style="color: green;" class="result"></div>
<button class="Btn">CLICK HERE</button>
Click on the above button to add two numbers using closure
   let sampleEle = document.querySelector(".sample");
   let resEle = document.querySelector(".result");
   function add(num) {
      return function add1(num1) {
      resEle.innerHTML += `${num}+${num1} = ${num + num1}`;
document.querySelector(".Btn").addEventListener("click", () => {
   let storeadd = add(99);


The above code will produce the following output −

On clicking the ‘CLICK HERE’ button −

Published on 15-Jul-2020 17:20:50