stu·​dio | \ ˈstü-dē-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce studio (audio) , 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

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Learning to breathe mindfully in the studio may also help you on a run. Laura Schwecherl, SELF, "Why All Runners Should Consider Adding Yoga to Their Routines," 15 Jan. 2019 Throughout their glory years at the Hal Roach studios, Laurel served as head writer, as well as director in all but name. Will Friedwald, WSJ, "Laughs That Stand the Test of Time," 26 Dec. 2018 Leftheris PapageorgiouHellenic AdventuresGo behind the scenes at artists’ studios and archaeological digs with Papageorgiou. Paul Brady, Condé Nast Traveler, "2018 Top Travel Specialists We Trust," 19 Oct. 2018 On the premiere of American Idol season 2, things got very emotional for judge Luke Bryan when Nick Townsend walked into the studio. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Luke Bryan Shared His Heartbreaking Loss With 'American Idol' Contestant Nick Townsend," 4 Mar. 2019 Similarly, dinner at Provisions, a working sculpture studio in Woodstock that artist Otto du Plessis and his wife, chef Maia du Plessis, open up for only a handful of private events, felt like an intimate dinner party among good friends. Pilar Guzmán, Condé Nast Traveler, "South Africa’s Other Big Five," 20 Dec. 2018 An opposition member of parliament attempted to get into a studio and read a list of demands. Libby Nelson, Vox, "Vox Sentences: Soft fascism, firm backlash," 18 Dec. 2018 The practice was created by Joseph Pilates, a German immigrant who opened the first pilates studio in New York City. USA TODAY, "The biggest exercise fad the year you were born," 12 July 2018 Some educators are recording their parts in a studio in upcoming days. Diane Smith, star-telegram, "Move over police, these teachers have some moves of their own and they can sing," 11 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 How to pronounce studio (audio) , 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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