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?

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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"? Feb 5, 2018 at 16:57
  • No. study is just one word. Feb 5, 2018 at 17:06
  • could you please say examples? so can I say I'm in the study. Feb 5, 2018 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. Feb 5, 2018 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." Feb 5, 2018 at 18:20

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