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.
See also: find, voice

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
References in classic literature ?
When they found voice to speak, it was at first only to utter remarks and inquiries such as any two acquaintances might have made, about the gloomy sky, the threatening storm, and, next, the health of each.
Archer's heart stopped with the queer jerk which it had given once before, and which seemed suddenly to slam a door between himself and the outer world; but this break of continuity must have been of the briefest, for he presently heard Medora answering a question he had apparently found voice to put.
SHE wouldn't have borne your abominable behaviour quietly: her detestation and disgust must have found voice.
Whatsoever first came into our heads we spoke of--whatsoever came riven from our hearts, whatsoever seemed to call for utterance, found voice.
I found voice lessons to be incredibly helpful for me both as a musician and on a personal level.
They found voice interactions required significantly lower levels of brain activity than text-based.
And what is this cultural autonomy that has suddenly found voice amidst the raging controversy?
This found voice through countries like Japan, the US, the UK, France, Hungary, Australia, Germany and Canada in behind the door deliberations during the plenary.
Yadavs were always a martial class and Jatavs found voice under Kanshi Ram-Mayawati leadership.
The scepticism has found voice in independent and social media.
The harsh and demeaning questioning of women who have survived assault and found voice and strength to speak is a disservice to us all (in this instance by "us" I mean earthlings).
CYSGOD RHYFELS4C, "I felt a sense of responsibility as a former soldier myself, and an obligation to highlight the issues surrounding the experience of war and mental health issues faced by soldiers who perhaps have not yet found voice," says John explaining the starting point for the programme, tomorrow, 9pm broadcast tomorrow night.
With this knowledge and my new found voice in tow, I thought 'I can handle this.
As Snyder explains, her act of creating was the first time she found voice for the restless anxiety that had plagued her childhood and adolescence.