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
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Today as we celebrate the women who have shaped this nation and the many who've impacted the world, I hope that every woman in Pakistan is enabled to find her voice. That is the Pakistan we hope to build'.
Considering the pressures from both sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right.
Throughout the story, Moon weaves expressive spoken and musical poetry, as these become keys to helping Sparrow find her voice. With a delightfully diverse cast, Moon's debut will hit the right notes with anyone who has felt as if they do not belong.
The only person who seems to understand her is the telephone man Billy - almost as shy as LV herself, but the person who does help her finally find her voice.
I'm afraid I find her voice a deep, muffled warble which completely spoils her performance.
WHEN VIRGINIA WOOLF WROTE A ROOM OF One's Own she argued that any woman trying to find her voice as a writer required an income and a room.