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 I could find voice, I shrieked aloud in agony, "Either this is madness or it is Hell.
He had to wait a moment before he could find voice to say: "Oh, it ain't so sure about Mattie's going-"
At first their spokesman could hardly find voice or words; but he presently got both.
Will provincial and regional issues find voice in our Senate chamber?
She has undoubtedly helped raise many of the young female artists of color in the Twin Cities, creating safe and nurturing forums for them to find voice and express themselves with authenticity.
The insider said: "It required old school investigation - sifting through lots of hours of collected video footage and comparing it with crime videos, or going into the field to find voice samples, or both.
To him, singing was a means of creating community, a way to reach that place where humans, by making beautiful noise together, create the solidarity that leads to collective action, even as individuals find voice.
In contrast, 90 percent said they would prefer voice biometrics to PINs and passwords, with 77 percent stating that they find voice biometrics more convenient.
This is a significant subtext in the exhibition, and adds to the strength of the curatorial voice, as similar notions also find voice in the art-writing of Quddus Mirza.
You'll find voice recognition or cameras or mechanized robotics, in addition to more simple engineering innovations like motion control or audible devices, in toys today.
Much will depend on the ability of working people in various countries to again find voice and strategies to defend and extend their rights, and to recognize that they gain most collectively by pressing for policies that promote greater equality and less reliance on market forces and therefore greater assurances of collective economic protection.
As a public artist, I am always looking for ways to allow the needs and interests of others to find voice through my work.
This will initiate a golden age of citizen journalism, where "real" news will emerge, and the "real" opinions of millions of ordinary Jacks and Jills will finally find voice.