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An example use of tonband in a speech by a native speaker of standard german:
“… die Mitgliedschaft in der sowjetischen Erklärung scheint ein Tonband zu haben und ich habe es mitgenommen …”
the word tonband occurs in german on average 0.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.