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
Recent Examples on the Web Emerald Bloom-Johnson is worried about her two gyms and one yoga studio, all of which have been shuttered since mid-March. Rusty Simmons,, "San Francisco’s small gyms fight to stay afloat as closures, restrictions stretch on," 27 June 2020 How much of a student’s schedule is online will depend on their year, course levels and major; the university is prioritizing in-person lab and studio classes, according to the newsletter. Emily Bamforth, cleveland, "University of Akron adjusts fall classes to accommodate social distancing, 50% will move online," 24 June 2020 The previously dark, cramped studio is now a bright office that features light oak flooring, a skylight, and mid-century modern furnishings. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "The Final Reveals from the Spring 2020 One Room Challenge Offer So Much Interior Design Inspiration," 24 June 2020 San Jose State’s School of Music and Dance told its students to plan on a hybrid teaching model for the fall that will incorporate both in-person and remote instruction, as well as an outdoor studio. Cassandre Coyer, The Christian Science Monitor, "Ballet in the kitchen? What arts majors learned during lockdown.," 19 June 2020 The low-budget film was a distinct change of pace for Scanlen after two high-profile and very American projects, HBO's miniseries Sharp Objects and Greta Gerwig's major-studio period piece. Tyler Aquilina,, "How Babyteeth finds the 'duality of humor and pain' in a teen cancer story," 18 June 2020 Taliesin, architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and studio in Spring Green, opened for tours June 1, with tour capacity reduced from the usual 21 guests to 10. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Coronavirus hasn't completely canceled summer in Wisconsin. Here are things you can do across the state," 18 June 2020 Their noise-canceling ability rivals even the best over-ear headphones, creating a truly immersive, studio-like listening experience. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "The best true wireless earbuds of 2020," 16 June 2020 The master suite has a dressing area with an adjoining gym or studio. oregonlive, "On the market: Portland area homes for sale with a decked-out gym," 13 June 2020

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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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“Studio.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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How to pronounce studio (audio)

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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