Designating or of a code, or alphabet, consisting of a system of dots and dashes, or short and long sounds or flashes, used to represent letters, numerals, etc. in telegraphy, signaling, and the like: the international (or continental) code was adapted from the original.
1791-1872; U.S. artist & inventor of the telegraph.
Origin of morse
Origin uncertain. Compare Russian Ð¼Ð¾Ñ€Ð¶ (morÅ¾, “walrus"), Saami morÅ¡a, Finnish mursu (all attested later).