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

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One year into the job, Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman-CEO Tony Vinciquerra continues to make good on his promise to streamline and reorganize operations at the Hollywood studio. Pamela Mcclintock, The Hollywood Reporter, "Sony Pictures Issues Layoffs as Part of Marketing Reorganization," 11 July 2018 Sports Illustrated got an inside look at the studio as Koesterer explained how these pieces came together. Jeremy Fuchs,, "A Tour of Sports Movie Memorabilia Heaven," 6 July 2018 The 28-year-old man, whose real name was Trentavious White, died in a shooting at Street Execs recording studio in southwest Atlanta in 2016. Chelsea Prince, ajc, "Shots fired at home of slain Atlanta rapper’s mother, police say," 4 July 2018 In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Russell claims Simmons used his position at the studio to pursue women, including a female teacher. Melody Chiu,, "17 Women Accuse Music Producer Russell Simmons of Sexual Misconduct — Everything They've Said," 28 June 2018 The team at Mizuguchi's new studio Enhance Games has taken great care to choreograph each song to this trance vibration feature, which means this is far more than a predictable 4-4 thump or a carbon copy of the subwoofer channel. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Lumines Remastered turns the Nintendo Switch into a full-body vibration party," 26 June 2018 On a recent Sunday, at Nick Collura's studio in the Third Ward, Rebekah prepared for her shoot. Crocker Stephenson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A photo, a message: Survivors of sexual abuse reclaim their stories," 19 June 2018 Koplow is donating half of the proceeds from sales for classes at the studio to flood recovery. Kate Magill, Columbia Flier, "For Ellicott City's businesses, signs of a slow comeback after flooding," 14 June 2018 Disney did not announce a replacement for Lasseter at either studio. Gene Maddaus,, "John Lasseter will exit Disney at the end of the year," 11 June 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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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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