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I'll explain my question with a example : A person has a picture, and an audio clip on their phone. After seeing the picture, i can say "He/She showed me the picture." What is a similar word for the audio clip i heard?

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    1-He showed me the picture and played me the audio clip. 2-He showed me the picture and let me hear the audio clip. 3- He showed me the picture and made me hear the audio clip. – mahmud koya Apr 21 '17 at 11:26
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    "Played" is the most common; "shared" would also be possible, but the connotation there is that the two people are not in the same place, listening at the same time. – aparente001 Apr 22 '17 at 14:44
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  1. He played the sound file for me to listen to.
  2. He handed me the device with the sound file ready to be played.
  3. He allowed me to listen to the file he had on his device.
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    Options 2. 3. are not even close to the 'showed' used for the picture. The first option, 'played it', sounds closer, but it does not imply anyone actually having heard it unless followed by 'for me' or 'for the crowd' etc. But unless we get a better suggestion, i think thats what we'll have to settle on. :) – Swapnil Luktuke Apr 21 '17 at 10:32
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He showed me the picture and played me the audio clip.

Here are Google Ngrams for "he played me".

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    Except that "played me" has another entirely different meaning. – Hot Licks Apr 21 '17 at 12:06
  • @HotLicks exactly... thats y i was waiting for another option. Thanks for the Ngrams link.. :) – Swapnil Luktuke Apr 22 '17 at 11:57
  • I've upvoted your answer, however, @displayname provided the same answer before you.. so i am accepting the first answer... – Swapnil Luktuke Apr 22 '17 at 11:58
  • @HotLicks - Not in this context. Not remotely. I find this comment completely unproductive. – aparente001 Apr 22 '17 at 14:43

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