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 ?
She recovered her courage; she found her voice. 'Look at me, my lady, if you please,' she said, with a sudden outbreak of audacity.
"Set Diana drunk!" she said when she found her voice. "Anne are you or Mrs.
She fought against the feeling, but it gripped her; and, in spite of herself, she found her voice growing shrill and out of control.
But as a Duchess and as (https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/life/1011283/Meghan-Markle-news-Prince-Harry-pictures-body-language-exclusive) Prince Harry's wife , Markle has definitely found her voice.
'The Church found her voice to oppose the seeming disregard for human rights and legal processes.
The brave youngster - who last year was named as a Sunday Mercury Wonderkid - found her voice thanks to a complex operation to remould her jaw which has given her the freedom to open her mouth Helen was born with a condition called Goldenhar Syndrome, which disfigures the bones and muscles.