The prime minister opened his speech

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I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

The prime minister opened his speech with some self-deprecating remarks which drew laughs and applause from the audience.
 

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The noun is applause.​ Correct that and the sentence will be natural.
 

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I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

The prime minister opened his speech with some self-deprecating remarks which drew laughs and [STRIKE]applauds[/STRIKE] applause from the audience.

See above.

"Applauds" is the third person singular form of the verb "to applaud". "Applause" is the associated noun.
 
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