stu·​dio | \ ˈstü-dē-(ˌ)ō, ˈstyü-\
plural studios

Definition of studio

1a : the working place of a painter, sculptor, or photographer
b : a place for the study of an art (such as dancing, singing, or acting)
2a : a place where motion pictures are made
b : a company that produces motion pictures
3 : a place maintained and equipped for the transmission of radio or television programs
4 : a place where audio recordings are made

Examples of studio in a Sentence

the president of a major Hollywood studio

Recent Examples on the Web

The film’s budget almost destroyed its studio, and reviewers savaged it upon release. Byrd Pinkerton, Vox, "13 of Vox’s best podcast episodes of 2018," 6 Dec. 2018 Apartments will range from 750 square food studios to units with two bedrooms and two baths that will be 1,150 square feet. Steve Smith, Courant Community, "Trail Run Complex Breaks Ground," 28 June 2018 The three pieces are worth about $225,000, according to Mr. Close’s studio. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Painter Chuck Close Lists His Miami Condo For $4.1 Million," 4 Dec. 2018 Brennan’s package was addressed to the CNN studio in Manhattan, prompting the entire newsroom to evacuate the building early Wednesday. Stavros Agorakis, Vox, "Vox Sentences: Suspicious packages," 25 Oct. 2018 Riccardo has constructed nine modest guest cottages across the property that Elena rents out; the standout among them is the timber-and-iron Treehouse, a one-room studio on high stilts with sigh-inducing views of the Chianti hills. Maria Shollenbarger, ELLE Decor, "An Italian Design Firm Transforms Discreet-but-Luxe Kitchens with a Timeless Florentine Aesthetic," 18 Oct. 2018 But rest assured, their sweat and countless time in the studio isn't all for nothing. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Dancing With the Stars' Cast Members' Salaries Will DEFINITELY Surprise You," 1 Oct. 2018 Volvo In 2015, I was invited to Volvo’s design studio to see an early concept for its first self-driving vehicle. Alissa Walker, Curbed, "Autonomous sleeping cabins are the dystopian future we must stop," 7 Sep. 2018 Tesla has now dropped the $1,000 reservation fee, along with the system of limiting access to the design studio. David R. Baker,, "Tesla lets more people order Model 3s, faster," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of studio

1800, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for studio

Italian, literally, study, from Latin studium

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The first known use of studio was in 1800

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English Language Learners Definition of studio

: the building or room where an artist works

: a place where people go to learn, practice, or study an art (such as singing, dancing, or acting)

: a place where movies are made


stu·​dio | \ ˈstü-dē-ˌō, ˈstyü-\
plural studios

Kids Definition of studio

1 : the place where an artist, sculptor, or photographer works
2 : a place for the study of an art
3 : a place where movies are made
4 : a place from which radio or television programs are broadcast

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