I found this sentence in Cambridge Collocation in Use:

It’s got a spacious living room which has a wonderful view of the park, and a cosy study where we can both work.

So please what is the meaning of cosy study? Which room is it?


A study is a special room in a residential house which is used for reading, writing or academic work. The adjective cosy means giving a feeling of comfort, warmth and relaxation. Those are the definitions I got straight from my dictionary. So, a cozy study is a room in your house where you can go to study or do other work-related activities and you feel all warm and comfortable working there.


He spent the entire day working on his new project in his study.

Here's what a typical study looks like:


  • So there is no need to say " cosy study room"? – Hayder Amily Feb 5 '18 at 16:57
  • No. study is just one word. – Michael Rybkin Feb 5 '18 at 17:06
  • could you please say examples? so can I say I'm in the study. – Hayder Amily Feb 5 '18 at 17:07
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    Yes. You could say to you wife: If you need me, honey, I will be in the study working. – Michael Rybkin Feb 5 '18 at 17:18
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    Note that while cosy means "warm and comfortable," it also has connotations of being small in size. It's kind of a running joke that real estate listings will use the word "cosy" specifically as a way of avoiding saying "very small." In the original example, this is probably meant to be the case, since the "cosy study" is directly contrasted with the "spacious living room." – Canadian Yankee Feb 5 '18 at 18:20

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