[stoo-dee-oh, styoo-]

noun, plural stu·di·os.

the workroom or atelier of an artist, as a painter or sculptor.
a room or place for instruction or experimentation in one of the performing arts: a dance studio.
a room or set of rooms specially equipped for broadcasting radio or television programs, making phonograph records, filming motion pictures, etc.
all the buildings and adjacent land required or used by a company engaged in the production of motion pictures.

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. 2019

Related Words for studios

salon, gallery, shop, workshop, library, office, atelier, workroom, study, den, bottega

Examples from the Web for studios

Contemporary Examples of studios

Historical Examples of studios

  • "But I didn't know people ever lived in studios," I objected.

  • Oh, I studied a little in the studios of Paris, where I went to school, you see.

  • The model was very evidently not only familiar with the studios.

    Olive in Italy

    Moray Dalton

  • "Studios upstairs, on the fifth floor," said a line above the frame.

    The Nabob

    Alphonse Daudet

  • He was born in New York, and studied in the studios of Paris to become an artist.

    Special Messenger

    Robert W. Chambers

British Dictionary definitions for studios


noun plural -dios

a room in which an artist, photographer, or musician works
a room used to record television or radio programmes, make films, etc
(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 studios



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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper