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 ?
When they found voice to speak, it was at first only to utter remarks and inquiries such as any two acquaintances might have made, about the gloomy sky, the threatening storm, and, next, the health of each.
Archer's heart stopped with the queer jerk which it had given once before, and which seemed suddenly to slam a door between himself and the outer world; but this break of continuity must have been of the briefest, for he presently heard Medora answering a question he had apparently found voice to put.
SHE wouldn't have borne your abominable behaviour quietly: her detestation and disgust must have found voice."
Whatsoever first came into our heads we spoke of--whatsoever came riven from our hearts, whatsoever seemed to call for utterance, found voice. And almost always we were happy.
Cox and architect We look back at how science first found voice on televison with the creation fortnightly show that's run for 55
By the end, the travelling United fans had found voice and their old Solskjaer anthems though many will have left with questions about whether he is up to such a task.
That's a dispiriting reality check for those campaigning for a second referendum that found voice in Labour MPs refusing to back Yvette Cooper's amendment on Tuesday, aimed at extending Article 50.
Clearly, the Vice President had not only found voice, but had become the voice of the opposition.
I found voice lessons to be incredibly helpful for me both as a musician and on a personal level.
They found voice interactions required significantly lower levels of brain activity than text-based.
And what is this cultural autonomy that has suddenly found voice amidst the raging controversy?
This found voice through countries like Japan, the US, the UK, France, Hungary, Australia, Germany and Canada in behind the door deliberations during the plenary.
The carefully wrought narratives of Liege's episcopal martyrs found voice in the music and liturgy that echoed through the city's cathedral, its secular churches, and its streets.
Yadavs were always a martial class and Jatavs found voice under Kanshi Ram-Mayawati leadership.
The scepticism has found voice in independent and social media.