Definition of studio in English:


Line breaks: stu¦dio
Pronunciation: /ˈstjuːdɪəʊ

noun (plural studios)

  • 1A room where an artist, photographer, sculptor, etc. works: mostly the painting is done in the studio, working from drawings
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    • In the past, these brick relics have seen service as artists' studios, photographers' darkrooms and birdwatchers' huts.
    • There she opened Frenchman's Art Gallery and Studios, a cooperative studio and gallery where artists would work in the same space.
    • In 1874 Monet's Impression, Sunrise was shown at the first exhibition of a group of independent artists in the studio of the photographer Nadar.
  • 1.1A place where cinema films are made or produced.
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    • Over the past three years, Rank has sold off holiday centres, cinemas, nightclubs, pubs and film studios.
    • There were seven studios, the cinemas and maybe TV if your film was really popular.
    • Tracking is how studios tend to estimate what kind of traction their film has.
  • 1.2A place where musical or sound recordings are made: the Department of Music has a professional recording studio
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    • The biggest impact on her early career came when she teamed up with Jon Hendricks and Dave Lambert, and the trio created a new sound in the recording studios.
    • The business has been expanded because of its revolutionary way of giving online access to professional recording studios for any amount of work without incurring hourly fees.
    • The county has two main professional recording studios, which can be hired by the hour or by the day.
  • 1.3A room from which television programmes are broadcast, or in which they are recorded: the broadcasts will be transmitted from the Middlesbrough studios
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    • Colleagues say that he has been relying on snatches of food and drink from the hospitality rooms of television studios.
    • There is no applause, so perhaps this performance was recorded in the studios for a later broadcast.
    • Presenter Everard Davy will host the breakfast programme from the studio in the school and some of the pupils will broadcast live during the programme.
  • 1.4A place where performers, especially dancers, practise and exercise: its dance studio is spacious enough to cater for aerobics classes
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    • In the practice studio, this exercise lasts thirty minutes and propels performers into a trance.
    • Last night at the dance studio, we practiced the rueda.
    • Once renovations are complete, the new building will host four spacious dance studios as well as office and storage space.
  • 2A film or television production company: the big names are being snapped up by major studios in the film capital a big-budget contract with a major studio [as modifier]: a studio executive
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    • They include senior representatives from all the major film and television studios.
    • Now, Burbank is the home to many film and television studios, including NBC, Universal, Disney, Warner Brothers.
    • By the immediate pre-war stage, the major film studios were already producing pin-up shots of their stars which were sent out as pre-film release publicity teasers.
  • 3A studio flat: all apartments and studios have private facilities
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    • It boasts 75 luxury apartments, ranging from studios to two-bedroomed homes.
    • In the first development of its kind, the old Roundthorn Court in Wythenshawe has been gutted and revamped to provide 64 one-bedroomed apartments and eight studios.
    • Here, on the site of the former stadium car park, Bryant Homes is building 300 apartments, from studios to three-bedroom flats.


early 19th century: from Italian, from Latin studium (see study).

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