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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Even when they do not know how to communicate, Sparrow and her mom have a deep bond, and as Sparrow finds her voice, she learns that her mom was also socially awkward growing up.
Schiwy; "Shame, Secrecy, and Silence: The Tangled Roots of Childhood and the Suppression of Voice," by Joyce Brady; "In the Absence of a Mother Tongue," by Charlene Spretnak; "Speech Defector: A Child Stutterer Finds Her Voice," by Carolyn Butcher; "The Fat Lady Sings," by Cheryl Fuller; "Sleeping Beauty Wakes Up: Breaking the Spell of Women's Silence," by Janice Gary; "Flying by Words--From the Front Porch to the Podium: Educational Individuation and Creative Endurance," by Geraldine Cannon Becker; "A Legacy of Silence: Transforming the Silence of Absence to a Silence of Presence," by Marilyn L.
Up For Hire Live (BBC3, 9pm) FANS of Radio 1 will know Tina Daheley (below) as the quiet one who ums and ahs a lot on The Chris Moyles Show - but she quickly finds her voice in this new series.
Up for Hire Live BBC3, 9.00pm Fans of Radio One will know Tina Daheley as the quiet one who ums and ahs a lot on The Chris Moyles Show - but she quickly finds her voice in this new series from the Beeb.
In defense of the things she loves and believes in, she finds her voice as a woman and a community leader, while Frank plots the course of his own destruction.