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[stoo-dee-oh, styoo-] /ˈstu diˌoʊ, ˈstyu-/
noun, plural studios.
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
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  • "It is quite impossible for you to continue in your studio here," he said.

    Thorley Weir E. F. (Edward Frederic) Benson
  • They opened the door of the studio in quite an every-day manner, and walked in.

  • He made pellets of clay from his father's studio; and I was deeply affected by the long range and accuracy of these weapons.

    Hawthorne and His Circle Julian Hawthorne
  • There was little of his work to see, for his studio was some distance from his apartment.

    Nights Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • The area of a workman's studio you might cover with a napkin, or say, a small table-cloth.

    From Edinburgh to India & Burmah William G. Burn Murdoch
British Dictionary definitions for studio


noun (pl) -dios
a room in which an artist, photographer, or musician works
a room used to record television or radio programmes, make films, etc
(pl) the premises of a radio, television, or film company
Word Origin
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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Slang definitions & phrases for studio



  1. A man, esp one who is stylish, au courant, etc; dude (1929+)
  2. A sexually prodigious man; cocksman (1895+)
  3. An attractive man; hunk: Everyone knows Mike, he's the total stud of his class (1950s+)
  4. A medical student (1980s+ Medical)

[fr stud or studhorse, ''stallion, esp one kept for breeding,'' the term found by 1903; first sense popularized by 1940s jive talk]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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