Definition of atelier in English:


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Pronunciation: /əˈtɛlɪeɪ


  • A workshop or studio, especially one used by an artist or designer.
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    • For the work of those artists within the imperial ateliers was subject to close examination by the emperor himself.
    • The fact that Shah Jahan directly oversaw the art production of the Mughal atelier, put his artists under strict imperial control.
    • The collection is, in every way, a classic offering from the atelier of fashion designer Stella McCartney.


late 17th century: from French, from Old French astelle 'splinter of wood', from Latin astula.

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