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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Asked about the potential of the new talents of the show, Richard said: "They are finding their voice much faster than us and we did not have much competition among us.
KAREL FRAEYE wants his Charlton players to silence their critics by finding their voice.
Because BIBR was founded to be a community in print, and our commitment is to cover everything black authors write, BIBR's editors are excited to see these writers finding their voice and their way into print.
Their writings clearly map out the strategies and dynamics involved with women finding their voice in a patriarchal society.
Seventeen-year-olds Alexandra and Joanie do not know one another, but both girls have trouble finding their voices. Alexandra (also called Alex or Lexi) blames herself for a terrible and tragic accident that took the life of her best friend, Cali, and each day she is haunted by that night and what could have been.
PERFORMERS will be finding their voices next week when they take part in a charity show.
By looking at women writers Naomi King, Carolyn Rodgers, and Andrea Levy, Wright demonstrates that women are now finding their voices within the framework of theories posited by their male counterparts, similar to the way those men countered the work of white philosophers.