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 fought against the feeling, but it gripped her; and, in spite of herself, she found her voice growing shrill and out of control.
The Church found her voice to oppose the seeming disregard for human rights and legal processes.
Since Scully has more to do now, it almost feels as if Scully has found her voice again, or I have found my center again,'' said Anderson.
She suffered what she described as a "near nervous breakdown" and returned home, where she rediscovered the piano and found her voice as a solo performer who trafficked in confessional songs packed with intimate detail.