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 ?
He could not find his voice, and she went out of the room, and came back almost immediately.
The doctor recovered himself, but it required quite an effort for him to find his voice. All his irritation was gone, and he felt -- eh bien, oui, je ne le nie pas -- he felt an overwhelming pity.
I'm confident Scholes (left) will be a success and the time he has spent on telly will no doubt have worked well for him, because it will have helped him find his voice to a degree.
While addicts might find Ed's voice relatable in that it could be the window into the vicious cycle of recovery and relapse, other readers might find his voice detracts from the story.
In came crusading Mr Burton (top left), who looked like he slept in his suit, to show Mushy a way to find his voice, King's Speech stylee.
In his personal journey to find his voice he later went back to school and earned an MBA as well as a master's in counseling from Amberton University.
James Dayton has vowed to find his voice and show leadership to Killie's kids.
Yet her toughest battle came this year when she asked North of Tyne NHS to fund a brand new wonder computer that would finally allow Toby, now 18, to find his voice. Now, after nine months of campaigning for Toby to have a Vantage Lite portable laptop, the health authority has funded the PS5,000 device and it will be delivered to him this week.
When he does finally find his voice shoppers will be able to have conversations with him and find out what it's like to stand guard over the centre 24-7.
Carlo explored several corporate possibilities but found that the highly structured and highly political environments were not the place where a young man in pursuit of the next big idea could find his voice. It was then that he realized that he was entrepreneurial by nature and should seek an environment that nurtured like-minded individuals looking to build a community that embraced economically productive cultural experiences.
The same freedoms that benefited Ali Naderi and allowed him to find his voice have benefited me as well.
Raised in Oklahoma, Diffie grew up in a musical family, but would not find his voice for several years.
But I also believe that the compositions sheltered by this yellow binding herald the entrance of an extremely talented person who has yet to find his voice in a new genre.
There's a nice juxtaposition of ideas at play, of heartfelt pop and raw blues and somewhere in the middle Owen hopes to find his voice - and, oh, such a voice.
It really is a mean decision that health bosses will not help the mute child get therapy that could help him find his voice.