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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Her seventh studio album is expected to drop sometime this year, and the fan theories surrounding it have reached critical mass. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Taylor Swift Says She Regrets Dragging Joe Jonas on The Ellen Show Back in 2008," 15 May 2019 Ariana Grande may be releasing new music at the speed of light this year, but the singer-songwriter doesn't seem to have any plans for her sixth studio album — yet, that is. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande Says She Is Creating New Music," 11 May 2019 Billboard reported in 2015 that the label gave Kelly around $1 to $3 million dollars for each of her studio albums released under the company. Eileen Reslen, Country Living, "Kelly Clarkson's Impressive Net Worth Is All Thanks to Her Incredible Talents," 1 May 2019 That number makes Black Panther the most successful Marvel movie in the US in the studio’s cinematic history. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "2018 belonged to Black Panther. And it could change Marvel’s future.," 11 Dec. 2018 Thanks to Rowaida for joining us in the studio, and to Priya for calling in while on the move in Queens (forgive us for the varying sound quality this week). Condé Nast Traveler, "How Immigrant Parents Shaped Our Travel Experiences: Women Who Travel Podcast," 8 Oct. 2018 Network and studio executives hear 500 pitches a year. Jesse Kornbluth, ELLE Decor, "Darren Star’s New York Loft is Not What You Would Expect from the Sex and the City Creator," 16 Apr. 2019 ConceptD is Acer’s new brand of PCs made for creative professionals who need gaming-class graphics power, but in quieter, cooler systems, better suited for corporate and studio environments. Melissa Riofrio, PCWorld, "Sorry, gamers: Acer's ConceptD PCs are powerful, quiet, and cool, but made for creators," 12 Apr. 2019 It was revamped to reportedly include a nursery, private gym and yoga studio. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Officially Move to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor," 4 Apr. 2019

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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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