Definition of studiolo in US English:

studiolo

noun

  • A private study decorated with paintings and other works of art, popular in Italy from the 14th to the 16th centuries.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Henry Fuseli (1741–1825), painter and writer. From Italian studiolo small private study decorated with works of art, writing desk, cabinet from post-classical Latin studiolum private study from studium room for studying + -olum.

Pronunciation

studiolo

/ˌst(j)uːdɪˈəʊləʊ/