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 From the beginning, the studio could do the most traditional Gothic, lithurgical style. Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian Magazine, "Celebrating America’s Oldest Family-Run Stained Glass Studio," 1 May 2021 This digital fitness platform brings the dance studio to your living room. NBC News, "Israeli stampede tragedy, 'blind' spots in vaccine data and an unusual Las Vegas discovery," 30 Apr. 2021 Justin and Taylor Norris, cofounders of the LIT Method studio in Los Angeles, created all of the workouts in this challenge, including today's. Christa Sgobba, SELF, "A 5-Move Arms and Abs Workout to Smoke Your Upper Body," 29 Apr. 2021 Clegg estimated the studio loses about $20,000 each month. Makeda Easter Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "For L.A. dance studios, reopening doesn’t yet pay the bills. But there’s hope," 29 Apr. 2021 Word of Luca also came after the animation studio received praise and attention for spotlighting an LGBTQ story in the short film Out, stirring up anticipation for when such visibility might be coming to the big screen in a feature-length movie. Nick Romano,, "Is Luca Pixar's Call Me by Your Name? Director says it's not about that," 28 Apr. 2021 The studio used a collection of applications — including Google Sheets, Trello, Asana and email — to manage its projects. Lisa Chamoff, Forbes, "This Startup Streamlines Furnishing Procurement For Multi-Location Projects," 28 Apr. 2021 Highfield's role includes the hiring of hundreds of employees, from his head of food and beverage to the personal trainers for the fitness studio. Stephanie Cain, Fortune, "How the Montage Healdsburg luxury hotel welcomed guests for the first time since the pandemic started," 28 Apr. 2021 Jerry Laing became an accidental hockey dad after the pandemic led to the closure of the karate studio his son Daniel attended. New York Times, "The Florida Panthers Are Winning, Both On and Off the Ice," 28 Apr. 2021

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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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2 May 2021

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“Studio.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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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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