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 ?
The relief from the nervous strain under which he had been laboring for so long, left Smith-Oldwick suddenly as weak as a babe, so that he was forced to grasp the ape-man's arm for support--and when he found his voice all he could do was to repeat: "You?
Gradually over the last five years, Declan has found his voice and grown into the idea of stepping up to the mark in his own right.
The Glasgow frontman watched the hit Nineties band play just after they reformed last year, but he believes singer Richard Ashcroft has only now found his voice.
Colin's definitely found his voice at this point, and his photos keep getting better.
We still got the electrifying presence of Rodney Mason, who first found his voice as Harris' Romeo in Rome & Jewels.
Raised and educated in Atlanta, Chris Verene found his voice in the late 1980s on the city's bohemian gender-bending scene.
After decades of struggling in small clubs and even years away from comedy, he came back and found his voice.
In this laugh-a-minute show the man has found his voice in spades.
Flint found his voice and made a miraculous recovery after just one session in which David wrapped him a towel and "channelled positive energy" into him through his hands.