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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STAMMER SCHOOL: MUSHARAF FINDS HIS VOICE (9pm C4) THE people we see arriving for an intensive four-day course to cure stammering can barely give their own names to the woman at the reception desk.
He finds his voice, makes peace with many demons, and his successful career as a writer says the rest.
But when he finds his voice in flashy, if decidedly low-rent, cabaret performance, dos Santos discovers a whole new aspect of life beyond animal lust and survival instinct.
The love of Agatha and the friendship of Mickey helps change Tony, who finds his voice and a passion for writing, until the traumas of the past confront him in adulthood, forcing him to retreat within himself and reconcile his past.
Much like a play by the Bard, the film, which goes into wide release Christmas Day, is a story of mistaken identities, mixed messages and ill-gotten desires in which Will finds his voice through a love affair with Lady Viola de Lesseps (Gwyneth Paltrow), a woman who is Shakespeare's mental match.