find (one's) voice

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find (one's) voice

1. To find one's distinctive style or vision of artistic expression. I think this is your best story yet, Betsy—you've really found your voice as a writer. It takes time to find your voice, but I'm confident you'll get there by the end of our photography class.
2. To regain the ability to speak, especially after something frightening or startling has happened. It took him a minute, but Pete found his voice again after we startled him at his surprise party.
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find your ˈvoice/ˈtongue

(informal) finally be able to speak after being too nervous or shy to do so: He sat silent through the first half of the meeting before he found his tongue.
See also: find, tongue, voice
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Michael O'Hara, head of learning and participation at the Rep, said: "At the very heart of our play is the fundamental desire to find one's voice and be heard.
Michael O'Hara, head of learning and participation at The REP, said: "At the very heart of our play, The King's Speech, is the fundamental desire to find one's voice and be heard.
To find one's voice, in other words, is not just a matter of turning inward but of learning what the traffic will bear.