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 ?
returned the Jew, finding voice through the very extremity of his danger,
Finding Voice represents the belief that the visual arts are an expression of peopleAEs aspirations for a more just and democratic society.
Toward the turn of the 20th century, a more scientifically-based concept began to emerge, finding voice through horticultural societies that favored native species.
Huges; "Dragon Fire: Finding Voice in the Catskill Mountains," by Leigh Melander; "Deep Song: Envoicing the Motherline," by Marlene A.
Finding voice as a postparadigmatic researcher and biographer: writing the self and writing the other.
But these are all irrelevant issues and what we should focus is on finding voice for a billion people," said Gandhi.
For, without finding voice through the Birmingham Mail, many citizens would struggle to be heard by those in authority.
Finding voice through authorship of original self-published books, has great potential in addressing these needs of students in today's classrooms.
Her mobile phone hadn't been working and she called Raina after finding voice messages from Jude on it asking where she had been.
But they are committed to documenting experience as much as they are interested in finding voice for their anger.
An array of our experiences and visions finding voice will only make us stronger as a distinctive culture and a people
Or finding voice stars who could inject some much needed personality dynamics into the characters.
Issues of collaboration, translation, continuity versus originality, oral performance versus written text, run throughout, as does the problem of finding voice in a divided language, a divided culture.
Critiques of racial essentialism are many, and there is increased scholarly emphasis on finding voice and telling story, two elements that imbue Gaines's works with their own unique pyrotechnics.
Some hotels are finding voice messaging can turn a time-consuming chore into a pleasant, trouble-free, automated operation.