[stoo-dee-oh, styoo-]
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noun, plural stu·di·os.
  1. the workroom or atelier of an artist, as a painter or sculptor.
  2. a room or place for instruction or experimentation in one of the performing arts: a dance studio.
  3. a room or set of rooms specially equipped for broadcasting radio or television programs, making phonograph records, filming motion pictures, etc.
  4. all the buildings and adjacent land required or used by a company engaged in the production of motion pictures.
  5. studio apartment.

Origin of studio

1800–10; 1910–15 for def 4; < Italian < Latin studium; see study Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of studio

  • My home life—if existence in a studio can be so called—was merry.

  • Sam went up three steps at a time and burst into Jack's studio.

    The Underdog

    F. Hopkinson Smith

  • For a long time it was his studio and kitchen, his laboratory and bedroom.

  • Arriving in Boston on October 18, he lost no time in renting a studio.

  • You can excuse the disorder and discomfort of a painter's studio?'

    Little Dorrit

    Charles Dickens

British Dictionary definitions for studio


noun plural -dios
  1. a room in which an artist, photographer, or musician works
  2. a room used to record television or radio programmes, make films, etc
  3. (plural) the premises of a radio, television, or film company

Word Origin for studio

C19: from Italian, literally: study, from Latin studium diligence
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Word Origin and History for studio

1819, "work-room of a sculptor or painter," from Italian studio "room for study," from Latin studium (see study). Motion picture sense first recorded 1911; radio broadcasting sense 1922; television sense 1938. Studio apartment first recorded 1903.

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