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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The industry has changed since and so has advertising journalism, and that's when both found their voice. AndIbelievethattheloudestwasIain's.
But the Camden-born group's commercial success masks eight years of hard work, when they honed their sound and found their voice.
Australia's critics had already found their voice following last month's 2-0 series loss in India.
SANTA CLAUS started spreading Christmas cheer on the screen long before the movies found their voice.
"Canadians haven't yet found their voice in ethnic diversity," says the first-time director who also founded The Reel World Film Festival.
This is not to take away from the brothers and sisters who have found their voice and an audience for their stories based on street life, especially those who have lived their tales, paid the price and have chosen another path.
(https://www.ibtimes.com/george-clooney-going-be-meghan-markles-babys-godfather-2762907) Markle believes they've already found their voices but just need a little help in using them.
No longer attending or listening to a medieval Latin Mass mumbled by a distant priest with his back to them, Catholics suddenly found their voices and place as participants, and even celebrants, at a Eucharist where they now prayed, sang, read, and eventually took Communion into their own hands.